Turning Ideas into impact

See how we show up for our communities.

Our Mission

At United Way of Greater Charlotte, we find fresh solutions to solve economic mobility and racial inequity, working hand in hand with neighborhoods and grassroots nonprofits. Within our community legacy, we’ve broken down barriers to create uniquely impactful programs that help lift people out of poverty.

$8M

in community investment in 2024

56%

of nonprofits funded are place-based

74%

of nonprofits funded are led by people of color

86

neighborhoods served across the greater Charlotte area

132

Nonprofits funded in 2024

The New Way

We’re blazing new paths forward by creating better outcomes through clear, open, bold and impactful actions. To do so, we follow these truths:

The Clear Way

We do everything with transparency, authenticity and focus.

The Bold Way

We’re not afraid to stand up and speak out where no one else will.

The Open Way

Collaborations are key to understanding our communities and their complexities.

The Impactful Way

Data drives real, sustainable change in Greater Charlotte.

The New Way

We’re blazing new paths forward by creating better outcomes through clear, open, bold and impactful actions. To do so, we follow these truths:

The Clear Way

We do everything with transparency, authenticity and focus.

The Bold Way

We’re not afraid to stand up and speak out where no one else will.

The Open Way

Collaborations are key to understanding our communities and their complexities.

The Impactful Way

Data drives real, sustainable change in Greater Charlotte.

Our Work

Through collaboration and tireless commitment, we shift the status quo to create ripples of good in our own communities.

What we do

We give great ideas a chance by backing local entrepreneurship and amplifying voices from within our neighborhoods.

How we do it

We connect the right people and resources to support those ideas through funding, infrastructure, training and other capacity-building programs.

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GET INVOLVED

At United Way of Greater Charlotte, we believe that determination, commitment and holding others accountable create proven transformation for our communities. Be part of the shift with us. Share the hope and give the gift of new opportunity by volunteering, donating and advocating.

THE LATEST

BLOG

From community updates to volunteer stories and corporate partner features, the transformations are tangible.

NEWS

See our latest news coverage across Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabarrus and Union counties.

IMPACT STORIES

We measure our success in lives changed. These stories are a testament to what happens when we come together for the greater good.

Stay Up To Date

Keep up with United Way’s work across the Charlotte region, partner and program spotlights, ways you can help us make a difference and more.