Our United Way has deep roots in our community, serving the needs of our local residents since 1943, when we were founded as the Charlottesville and Albemarle War and Community Fund by our local Chamber of Commerce.
Our vision is a strong, healthy and vibrant community that helps people rise above challenges to reach their full potential.
ONE VISION embodies who we are, what we believe and how we work.
We have always sought to support our community in the best, most efficient way we know. Because of our enduring strength and stability and the breadth of the needs we evaluate and address, our United Way is uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in our community.
By focusing our resources on specific, targeted issues, we can have the greatest return on investment for our donors who share our concerns, and the greatest impact in changing lives.
We have three goals and one bold vision: To engage our community in helping people to LEARN, GROW and LIVE.
Our United Way seeks innovative approaches to address critical local issues and brings funding, advocacy and volunteerism to create better outcomes.
Our priorities guide both our grants to community agencies and our own direct services, and will:
By partnering and encouraging collaboration, our approach enables us to address significant challenges and create lasting, life changing differences for our citizens. We are energized by our focus on School Readiness, Self-Sufficiency and Community Health. It is our hope you will join us with your financial support and volunteer efforts.
Together, we can have an tremendous impact.