Transforming local lives through the power of philanthropy
United Way of Charlotte County brings together local agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers, and government to create lasting social change. Our work and our investments stay right here, supporting thousands of people every year. We strategically invest in, partner with, and mobilize local community partners to solve the most complex social issues.
Every day, people across our community struggle to build better lives for themselves and their families. These struggles are fueled by serious social and economic barriers which make getting ahead difficult and threaten the strong social fabric that is vital to individual, family, and community well-being. One singular issue does not lead someone to poverty or ALICE. There exists a connection to and need for quality education, stable, decent housing, a living wage job, reliable transportation, affordable child care, financial stability and access to quality health care.
We prioritize support for agencies that are collaborating and incorporating an intergenerational approach to their work, which focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both children and the adults in their lives. Evidence-based programs and practices with outcomes that measure change over time will be emphasized. The promise of this comprehensive approach is economic security that passes from one generation to the next. Aging seniors, a large portion of the population of Charlotte County, require a multitude of services, so identifying the gaps and equipping our community with the capacity to serve this group is also crucial.
By mobilizing the power of our community partners, we are building a connected network of resources to be accessed when people need them most.
The Officers, Directors, committee members, employees and persons served by this Organization shall be selected on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to age, ancestry, color, creed, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, status as a disabled or handicapped individual, veteran status.
UWCC defines equity as the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.
We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.