Working for Racial Justice | United Way Salt Lake
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Addressing the Racism that Drives Inequity


For the past decade, United Way of Salt Lake’s core work has been the elimination of racial and economic disparity gaps in education and health outcomes.


Despite this commitment, we know we could have done more to explicitly challenge racism in our community. We know we must be better and we are committed to this work. We invite you to join us.

Our organization

Our Organizational Commitment

As an organization we are committed to changing our world by solving complex social problems at scale. We believe that we must work in collaboration to transform the many systems that we're a part of that create inequitable outcomes, and that this requires us to center racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything we do. We are on our own journey to doing this better. The following are the commitments we are making to build the capacity of our board and staff to do work every day that is anti-racist and anti-oppression.


We cannot overcome racism unless we actively pursue its extinction. We must speak about it openly – with humility and a sincere desire to examine our own biases and our role in the systems that exclude and marginalize people of color. We are committed to actively educating ourselves and invite you to do the same.

This list of resources, compiled by Idealist, is a great place to start learning about this topic from how you can learn more as an individual to how you can be aware of racism in a work place.

Get Involved

We are committed to working together to dismantle racism in our community. Get involved, and join us in working to build a world free of racism.

Ways to Get Involved