United Way of Cumberland County (UWCC) recognizes that lasting change is achieved by addressing the underlying causes of problems. In order to make the greatest long-term impact and improve lives, United Way partners with local nonprofit agencies to fund programs that address education, financial stability, health and basic critical needs.
However, UWCC relies on the generosity of local businesses, organizations and individuals to provide the funding that is used to support local programs. After receiving community donations, UWCC enlists the support of local volunteers to assist in distributing funds to programs that are best suited to address community needs.
The UWCC Board of Directors approved the following goals pertaining to the allocation of donor contributions:
EDUCATION: Helping children succeed in school (K-12).
FINANCIAL STABILITY: Supporting financial self-sufficiency and employment preparedness.
HEALTH: Supporting access to healthcare and wellness education.
BASIC CRITICAL NEEDS: Providing access to emergency food, safe shelter and other critical needs.
In 2016 – 2017, United Way completed a Community Needs Assessment in order to identify the most pressing needs in Cumberland County. The comprehensive report is a result of local focus groups, a community-wide survey and other local research. To review the results of the assessment, please click the links below. The next Community Needs Assessment is currently being conducted.