Our Mission | United Way of Greater Greensboro


For years, United Way of Greater Greensboro raised and allocated money to a network of agencies that met a variety of worthwhile needs in our community. Times have changed and so have our community’s needs.

With a poverty rate 31% above the national average, United Way’s board of directors made a bold decision to focus the organization’s work on breaking the cycle of poverty in our community. Now, United Way is leading the community in the critical mission of ending poverty in greater Greensboro. Over the past few years, we’ve shifted to an open funding process that allows new and existing community partners to join our efforts every two years.

The Movement to End Poverty is Working

United Way of Greater Greensboro is leading a local movement to END poverty.

That’s why we’ve created a community-wide network of partners that provides a path to financial stability at any stage of life.

Our new holistic approach to ending poverty is working and we have the outcomes to prove it. Adults are becoming financially stable now and children have the proper foundations to be successful in the future.

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Support Local Partnerships and Proven Outcomes

With the help of volunteers, United Way selects and invests in strategic partner programs and integrated service delivery approaches that have a lasting impact on children, families and adults.

Check out our strategic partners, integrated approach and outcomes