Who We Are

What is United Way?



United Way of Alamance County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that creates a stronger community where everyone has access to the building blocks for a good quality of life: Education, Health and Financial Stability. When communities are fully plugged in to a grid of resources– including safe and affordable housing, good learning opportunities, healthy food, and physical and mental health services– we all thrive. United Way of Alamance County, by creating a reliable grid where everyone is equally plugged in, is ensuring opportunity for all.

how does united way deliver its mission?

The mission of United Way of Alamance County is to mobilize the caring power of our community to advance the common good. To do so, we lead collective action around our bold goals in Education, Health and Financial Stability. We convene partners around shared community goals, align community giving, advocate around important issues, and volunteer as we support strategic work that advances these goals.

how can i get involved?

Visit our Get Involved page, where you can learn more about our Community Council, subscribe United Way’s mailing list, create an account on Volunteer Alamance, or become a member of HYPE- our group for young professionals. If you’re interested in being part of a team that LIVES UNITED, contact a staff member.

what are some ways i can give?

Besides your time and involvement, we accept:


Our Community Impact Teams reviews grants and presentations by agencies every spring. After considering if the grant application meets a United Way priority need, available resources, and proven program outcomes, the committees recommend funding to the United Way Board of Directors.

what is the community fund?

The Community Fund is the best way to help the most people. Our Community Fund is where we allocate undesignated funds to make critical investments in our community. United Way leverages your dollars by focusing them on the building blocks of a good life. We conduct comprehensive research into critical community needs, and provide a measurable return on investment through our collective work. Careful stewardship is valuable to donors who want their investment to make the greatest impact, multiplying the effect of your contribution.

are there tax advantages to giving to united way?

Yes, contributions to United Way of Alamance County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, qualify as an eligible contribution for tax purposes. Consult your tax advisor for more detailed information and assistance.