United Way of North Carolina


As a statewide organization, United Way of North Carolina works collectively with 51 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:

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

NC 211. Managed by United Way of NC, this service provides health and human services information and referrals through a free statewide phone number (2-1-1) and website (nc211.org). Real-time caller data is available at 211counts.org.

NCCARE360. The first statewide coordinate care system that knits together healthcare and human services organizations. United Way of NC/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.

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.

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.