Our Vision

To build a united community where everyone is self-sufficient.


Our Mission

To educate and encourage our community to make investments that enable individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency.


Our Guiding Principles

CHAMPION IMPACT: Cultivate connections that fuel collective action and spark transformative community change.

SHINE A LIGHT: Illuminate every step, every dollar, every impact, because transparency fuels our mission and lights the path to real change.

LIVE UNITED, NOT DIVIDED: Seek to understand before being understood. Respect differences. Celebrate diversity. Lead with intentionality. Build an equitable community together.

OWN IT: Be accountable for your actions. Lead others by your example. Grow your emotional self-awareness to build relationships that foster trust and respect.

CHALLENGE THE PROCESS: Always seek a better way. Seize the opportunity for ongoing improvement.

BE THE STRETCH: Learn continuously. Cultivate growth in your colleagues and community by going beyond what you think you can do.

UPHOLD TRUST: Prioritize building trust by safeguarding sensitive information with the same dedication we devote to empowering our community. Embrace upholding internet security and maintaining confidentiality as vital pillars of our mission.

THINK WE BEFORE ME: Prioritize team and community over self. Lead with a servant’s heart. Always consider how your actions impact others.

Our task is too big to do alone and too important not to do together.

Racial Equity and Inclusion

It has been the long-standing commitment of United Way Worldwide to oppose racism and racial and ethnic injustice and discrimination in any form.  Consistent with this position, United Way of the Lowcountry expressly opposes and condemns any type of racism or racial or ethnic injustice, particularly among our African American and other communities of color.  We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, which includes equal and equitable access to justice, education, employment, and services.  As we work to meet the needs of our neighbors and build a stronger community, we are committed to continuing to promote social and racial justice and to break down any inequities that exist in the provision of our services, including access to nutritious food, healthcare and education.

Moreover, we are committed to partnering with leaders in our community and other community-based organizations to address these pressing issues.  Working together, we seek to find solutions to improve the basic needs, education, economic mobility and health disparities in our community.

We must all do our part to stand up against racism and injustice to make our community a better place for all people.


To mobilize resources to solve human problems


To be the leading force for social change to improve basic needs, education, health and financial stability outcomes for the citizens of Beaufort and Jasper County.


As determined by our Board of Directors, our values are:

  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Stewardship
  • Diversity
  • Courage
  • Results