HEART OF FLORIDA UNITED WAY
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
Our vision for diversity and inclusion is to ensure that all of Heart of Florida United Way’s policies, procedures, and practices are respectful of all individuals. We are committed to being a health and human service leader that meets the needs of our diverse community. We believe that the best way to meet those needs is for us to utilize the diversity of ideas and synergy of solutions that are inherent in a diverse board, staff, and volunteer organization.
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED and are fundamental to achieving our mission and impact goals in education, income and health.
Every person in our community is of value and can contribute to a healthy, safe, strong and caring community. In addition, Heart of Florida United Way believes that people, no matter what their background, deserve to have access to the resources that will help them grow to their greatest potential.
Therefore, United Way does not fund any agency that discriminates in the provision of services through any program on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
This policy does not prohibit any agency from operating specific programs based on age, gender, health or disability designed to meet the special needs of target populations with those characteristics. Further, this policy does not prohibit any agency from selecting its leadership on any legal basis.