Together, we’re better

The problems in our community that really need addressing are significant, large scale challenges. None of these issues can be solved by one organization; the problems that exist are bigger than any one of us. Problems like homelessness, third-grade reading proficiency, high school graduation rates, and poverty. Our job at the United Way of Forsyth County is to organize that fight. Because United we fight, United we win.

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“Driving Forward Together” Car Giveaway

One lucky donor will win a brand-new car from any one of the participating dealerships, valued up to $25,000. Donate now to enter or view full rules and regulations below.

Need Help? NC 211 is here!

NC 211 is an information and referral service provided by United Way of North Carolina. Families and individuals in all 100 counties in North Carolina can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services within their community. Available in most languages, NC 211 is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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A Message From Our Campaign Chair Jason Bragg

Jason Bragg speaks to the important role United Way of Forsyth County plays in our community’s success.

America’s Mask Challenge

The need for masks is not diminishing. In response, United Way Worldwide (UWW) is partnering with The Business Roundtable and the CDC Foundation to launch America’s Mask Challenge, which calls on companies and organizations to help keep America’s students, teachers, and school staff safe for in-person instruction.  Local corporate partner Hanesbrands has donated 25 million masks nationwide, which UWW and the company will distribute. 

OUR MISSION

United Way of Forsyth County

brings the community and its resources together to solve problems that no one organization can address alone.

OUR VISION

A world-class community where no one lives in poverty and EVERYONE holds the power to access the opportunities and resources needed to thrive. We win when we Live United.

Who We Are

In collaboration with our partners and community leaders, we identify our community’s most pressing needs. The money we raise is used to address the root causes of those problems through strategic investments and partnerships that achieve measurable, lasting results.

The most significant problems in our community are interconnected and complex. They require a coordinated approach by many different organizations to solve. UWFC and volunteers on the impact council are uniquely positioned to understand the needs in the community and how proposals from our partners will address these needs. We hold our partners and ourselves accountable for the money we invest in every program.

United Way of Forsyth County invests in over 60 programs and initiatives with more than 40 local partner nonprofit organizations focused on the key impact areas of Education, Economic Mobility, Health, and Basic Needs.

These 4 focus areas are part of the evolution to the Economic Mobility Road Map (EcRM), which addresses the overall question of why we invest in problem-solving to overcome roadblocks and barriers that prevent households from achieving economic self-sufficiency. UWFC is focused on solving community problems and investing in a community where no resident must worry about fulfilling their basic needs.

people are always at the heart of what we do at United Way

United Way at a Glance

1,400 +
People volunteered through United Way last year
140,000 +
People in our community were served by United Way last year
14,000 +
Donors helped support our community by investing in United Way last year

Events

  • “Driving Forward Together” Car Giveaway

    This could be you! Our DRIVE FORWARD TOGETHER CAR GIVEAWAY is ON! One lucky person will win a car valued up to 25,000! Thank you to our participating dealerships:

    August 15, 2020 @ 8:00 amApril 30, 2021 @ 11:59 pm