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

SAVE THE DATE! June 11, 2021-One lucky donor will win a brand-new car from any one of the participating dealerships, valued up to $25,000.

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 Board Chair Chief Catrina Thompson

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

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.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Click here for more information of how you can get involved.

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

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, UWFC joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year

    May 1 @ 8:00 amMay 31 @ 5:00 pm