Congresswoman Kathy Manning (NC-06), a member of the Education and Labor Committee, and Cindy Gordineer, President and CEO of United Way of Forsyth County, announced a $450,000 federal grant for United Way of Forsyth County to support tutoring and enrichment programs that address learning loss. This funding passed into law as part of the 2022 omnibus government funding bill. This grant is one of ten community funding projects that Congresswoman Manning secured, totaling a $16,513,000 investment in North Carolina’s Sixth District.


United Way of Forsyth County announced that seven organizations will receive the 2021 Spirit of North Carolina Award. The awardees and categories include Novant Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist (Post Pandemic Champion), Truist (Campaign/Engagement Success), Caterpillar/Progress Rails (Investment in Long-term Sustainable Impact), Deere-Hitachi Corporation (Building Momentum & Sustainability through Engaged Leadership), the City of Winston-Salem (Leading through the DEI Lens), PepsiCo/Cognizant (Most impactful & engaging kickoff/campaign event).

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.

We’re Strengthening Our Equity Muscle to Accelerate Impact

Equity is an underlying principle in all of the other critical success factors included in our work. This emphasis reflects that a focus on equity is essential to address the most critical pressing issues within and across our community.


The pandemic has reinforced the importance of taking care of each other and United Way’s mission: to galvanize the caring power of communities. Fueled by the generosity from companies and individuals, United Way of Forsyth County has raised and put back into our community funds so that people stay in their homes, feed their families, keep the lights on, and more. But our work is not over.

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United Way of Forsyth County

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


A world-class community where no one lives in poverty and EVERYONE holds the power to access the opportunities and resources needed to thrive.

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 is working to create a thriving community by investing in neighborhoods and households with a specific focus on creating equitable communities, improving economic mobility, and ensuring childhood and student success. UWFC invests in over 60 programs and initiatives with more than 40 local partner nonprofit organizations.

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

United Way at a Glance

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People volunteered through United Way last year
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People in our community were served by United Way last year
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Donors helped support our community by investing in United Way last year


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