Community Impact

 Last year, 231,09 needs were fulfilled in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

Awarding grants to local nonprofit organizations through our Community Impact Fund is just one strategy United Way uses to empower individuals and promote self-sufficiency to create a brighter future for the residents of Beaufort and Jasper counties.  This strategy encourages innovation, sustains and enhances existing programs and services, and supports collaborative efforts in order to achieve community impact goals that were created by our community. Click here to see the 33 PROGRAMS we are currently funding at 22 NONPROFITS.

Through Community Impact, UWLC partners with nonprofit agencies in Beaufort and Jasper counties to focus on common goals and outcomes in the areas:

  • BASIC NEEDS: Health, Food & Housing
    United Way and our partners are committed to helping community members achieve self-sufficiency by addressing their immediate emergency needs and providing them with the resources and support they need to thrive.
  • EDUCATION: Childhood & Youth Success
    United Way believes that every child deserves the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves and their families. That’s why we’re funding programs and services that promote cognitive, social, and emotional development; literacy; mentorship; financial literacy; and job skills.
  • ECONOMIC MOBILITY: Dependent Care & Adult Success
    United Way is empowering community members with the skills and resources they need to achieve long-term success through dependent care programs, job training, financial wellness classes and more. The result is a thriving community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.

Together, we are prioritizing self-sufficiency, ensuring that the support we provide is sustainable and makes a lasting impact in the Lowcountry.

Your Voice and Unique Perspective Can Help Us Make a Greater Impact!

UWLC’s Impact Process is one of the things that make us unique!  We ask VOLUNTEERS from the community, who donate to United Way, to tell us how they would like their money invested in the community!  We ask them to visit, report, deliberate, and evaluate agencies and programs that serve the residents of Beaufort & Jasper counties.  The Community Impact Committee and panel members work hand in hand with the staff of the United Way and agencies, making equitable and responsible investment decisions.

Click here to learn more about how YOU can become involved!

Our Greatest Strength is Our Partnerships: Hear from Several of Our Partner Agencies

Sandy Gillis
The Deep Well Project 

Dr. Ponchitta Young
Agape Family Life Center 

Mike Bostwick

Jody Levitt
The Children’s Center