Our Work

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Help individuals, families and communities thrive in North Carolina.


We bridge people, local United Ways, and resources so individuals, families and communities thrive in North Carolina.


Thriving communities through equitable access to resources. 

As a statewide organization, United Way of North Carolina works collectively with 50 local United Ways to solve our communities’ most pressing problems. To create a North Carolina where everyone can thrive, we are committed to three core areas of work.


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Member Services

United Way of North Carolina convenes United Way professionals and volunteers for legislative briefings, regional discussions, professional development and statewide Spirit of North Carolina award recognition. We provide technical, consultative and marketing support to local United Ways and advocate on behalf of health and human services in the NC General Assembly.


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NC 211

Managed by United Way of North Carolina, this multilingual and confidential service provides health and human services information and referrals through a free statewide phone number (2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162) and website (www.nc211.org). Real-time caller data is available at 211counts.org.


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The first statewide coordinate care system that knits together healthcare and human services organizations. United Way of North Carolina/NC 211 partners with Unite Us, Expound Decision Systems, NC Department of Health & Human Services and Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation on this important work.

EQUITY STATEMENT: United Way of North Carolina recognizes structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which we seek to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage and center community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy, evaluation) to create equitable communities.