Diversity and Inclusion

Organizational Equity Statement

We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent inequities which United Way seeks to understand and address. We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that have worked, intentionally and unintentionally, to marginalize people of color. We unequivocally denounce racism and race-based discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.

United Way strives to listen and take action, especially along with those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities. 

Source:  United Way Worldwide Equity Framework developed in collaboration with local United Ways.


Title VI

The Department of Labor cites in the Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, “no person in the United States, shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”. 

Trident United Way is committed to complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. We will investigate allegations of discrimination basis of a protected class including race, color or national origin.

To issue a Title VI complaint, please download and complete the form below and return to Kathe Faretra, Trident United Way HR Manager at kfaretra@tuw.org.

Title VI Documents

For additional information on Trident United Way's Title VI plan, email kfaretra@tuw.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal treatment, employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Trident United Way will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Trident United Way does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, genetics, or any other basis protected by law. Trident United Way complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which Trident United Way has facilities. We apply this policy to our employees, applicants, independent contractors, volunteers, suppliers, and vendors. We follow this policy in all aspects of Trident United Way’s dealing with all stakeholders to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability just as other civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to enjoy employment opportunities, purchase goods and services, and participate in state and local government programs.