About Us

united by mission

United Way of Forsyth County, which was founded in 1989, has been working to help bridge the gap between the needs that exist, the services that are provided, and the cost of making those services available to the folks who need them.

In the fall of 1991, United Way of Forsyth County held its first campaign, raising $152,610. Since that time, United Way of Forsyth County has raised and allocated over $28.5 Million dollars - raised from generous community members and invested back into health and human service programs.

Today, we remain committed to our goal of continuing that support and expanding our programs to include raising awareness of the needs and services that exist within our communities, to continued measurement of the priority of needs, to facilitating the formation of partnerships and collaborations to address unmet needs, and to cultivate greater support of local providers through volunteer coordination efforts.

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Our Mission

To improve lives in our community by mobilizing the caring power and spirit of our citizens.

Our Vision

To be a community where all people have the opportunity to engage, thrive and achieve a better quality of life.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

United Way of Forsyth County actively nurtures and models social behaviors that encourage and promote an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community. We improve lives by serving people without regard to race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity, ability, or familial status. Our ongoing commitment to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable community and expectation to improve lives is reflected in all aspects of work from United Way's staff, volunteers, and partners. LIVE UNITED.

Local Benefits

United Way of Forsyth County is a local, autonomous organization whose Board of Directors as well as Dawson County's Advisory Board makes decisions based on the needs of each of their local communities. The staff and volunteers are your friends, neighbors, and co-workers with a vested interest in Forsyth and Dawson County. The Federal Government recommends 25% or less in overhead expenses for nonprofit organizations. Approximately 17% of United Way of Forsyth County funds are spent on overhead expenses, allowing more dollars to go back into the community to help others. Money raised in your community stays in your community!