About Us

Mission Statement

Increase the capability of the United Way system to improve the quality of human life in North Carolina.

Vision Statement

United Way of North Carolina is recognized as a respected and highly effective organization by its members within the United Way system, and its collaborating partners outside the United Way system.  We are known as an instrumental force in ensuring that the United Way system in North Carolina is successful in addressing the essential human needs of our communities.

Our Message to the Community

United Ways across North Carolina are committed to improving the quality of life in our communities. As such, we believe that every person is entitled to be treated with respect and dignity. The tragic, and avoidable, deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and all others have shined a light on injustices, racism, and prejudice that remain all too prevalent in our society. We stand with the African American community and encourage all North Carolinians to raise their voices to demand equity and justice. We will work together to guarantee that basic human rights are protected. United Way of North Carolina is eager to work alongside nonprofits, businesses, and community volunteers to help build inclusive communities and be a positive influence for change and healing.

United Way of NC Bylaws

Core Values

Trusted leader, catalyst, facilitator, convener, coordinator, and collaborator on critical issues that affect the success of North Carolina United Ways

  • Informed
  • Progressive, adaptable and open to change
  • Customer focused
  • Ethical
  • Representative and inclusive of the diverse population of our state, our supporters and our members
  • Accountable

United Way of North Carolina is a state organization representing 57 North Carolina United Way organizations.  Some of our major activities are as follows:

  • Convenes United Way professionals and volunteers for legislative briefings, regional discussions, professional development and statewide “Spirit of NC” annual campaign award recognition
  • Provides technical, consultative and unified marketing services to member organizations
  • Promotes philanthropy and volunteerism, including partnership with The Atlantic Coast Conference to share the message across the ACC footprint
  • Advocates on behalf of health and human services in the North Carolina General Assembly and shares pertinent legislative news with members
  • Manages NC 2-1-1, a service providing health and human services information  through a free statewide phone number 2-1-1; a website - nc211.org; and a real-time dashboard – 211counts.org
  • Serves as “Statewide Campaign Organization” of the State Employees Combined Campaign, the only charitable campaign in the state workplace - ncsecc.org