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Our Work

United Way works to address our community’s economic mobility challenges, while always providing a safety net for our neighbors that face unexpected life challenges.

Whether it’s the needs of an entire neighborhood or simply the needs a family has for tomorrow, we’re always working together with our community to improve economic mobility and ensure everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Hard Truth

A child born in poverty in the Southeast has very little chance of climbing out if it during his or her lifetime. In fact, Charlotte-Mecklenburg ranked 50th out of 50 among the largest U.S. cities in economic mobility in a recent Harvard University/UC Berkeley study. All too often, access to economic opportunity in our region is aligned with the zip code and neighborhood where one lives. That must change.

A Trusted Leader

When we come together with one voice, our community is truly advocating for our neighbors in need. From our unique position at the center of the nonprofit, government, philanthropic and business communities, United Way drives focused collaboration among our partners to address community-specific challenges with an emphasis on education, health and financial stability, and to provide avenues for everyone to engage in creating change.

Investing in Our Community

We support nonprofits that maintain the safety net, advance racial equity and create equitable access to opportunity.

In working to address our community’s economic mobility challenges at the family level, United Way employs a two-generation approach to support the entire family by intentionally focusing on the needs of both parent and child.

Education

We invest in the future of our community, starting with early education and ensuring children have access to the resources needed to improve literacy and raise graduation rates.

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HEALTH

We improve health and wellness by increasing access to health care and providing people the information and resources needed to make healthy choices.

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FINANCIAL STABILITY

We help families achieve financial stability, reduce homelessness, and eliminate barriers to housing.

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Basic Needs

We equip families with the tools they need to address or prevent crises, so basic needs are never out of reach.

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This is the work of United Way — every day, all year long and during times of crisis.

Research & Reports


Mecklenburg County Community Support Services and United Way have released the first-ever assessment of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg emergency shelter system. Among its findings, the report illustrates the importance of connecting solutions for housing and homelessness in our community.


Assessment of Capacity and Utilization
Executive Summary
System Solutions Handout
UWCC-Case-Study

Case study developed by Community Solutions to highlight Charlotte-Mecklenburg's efforts to actively invest to improve the equity in all aspects of their work.


Case Study: Addressing Racial Equity In Charlotte-Mecklenburg County’s Homeless Response System

In partnership with Child Care Resources Inc., United Way helped develop this report about the impact of trauma on young children and families, plus strategies, interventions and next steps.


Creating a Trauma-Informed Early Childhood System Full Report

Communities We Serve

We’re working to create lasting change across the globe by starting in our backyards. We serve our families, friends and neighbors in need throughout five counties in the Charlotte region.

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Anson County

Anson County

The local office, advisory board, agency partners, and volunteers in Anson County are dedicated to raising and allocating funds that stay local, making sure that lasting change takes place closest to home.


To learn how you can LIVE UNITED in Anson County, please call 704.694.2600.


Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County

The local office, advisory board, agency partners and volunteers in Cabarrus County are dedicated to raising and allocating funds that stay local, making sure that lasting change takes place closest to home.


To learn how you can LIVE UNITED in Cabarrus County, please call 704.786.4179.


Community Office
300 McGill Avenue NW
Concord, NC 28027


Charlotte / Mecklenburg County

Charlotte / Mecklenburg County

The local office, advisory board, agency partners and volunteers in Charlotte / Mecklenburg County are dedicated to raising and allocating funds that stay local, making sure that lasting change takes place closest to home.


To learn how you can LIVE UNITED in Mecklenburg County, please call 704.372.7170.


Community Office
601 East 5th Street, Suite 350
Charlotte, NC 28202


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Mooresville / Lake Norman

Mooresville / Lake Norman

The local office, advisory board, agency partners and volunteers in Mooresville / Lake Norman County are dedicated to raising and allocating funds that stay local, making sure that lasting change takes place closest to home.

To learn how you can LIVE UNITED in Mooresville / Lake Norman, please call 704.997.3216.


Community Office
106 Langtree Village Drive | Suite 301
Mooresville, NC 28117


Union County

Union County

The local office, advisory board, agency partners and volunteers in Union County are dedicated to raising and allocating funds that stay local, making sure that lasting change takes place closest to home.


To learn how you can LIVE UNITED in Union County, please call 704.283.1537.


Community Office
102 E Franklin Street
Monroe, NC 28112


Our Partners

We Unite with local nonprofits and organizations to serve nearly 250,000 people in our community every year.

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Join the Fight

Behind all our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small — but always significant — ways to ensure a better future for our families and communities.

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