Our Mission


To improve the quality of life in the community


The United Way of Southwest Alabama will strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources that support the building blocks for a better life: health, education, financial stability, and access to life’s basic essentials.

Live United

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We strengthen neighborhoods, bolster the health of our communities and change the lives of those who walk by us every day by helping and collaborating with local nonprofit agencies, and providing financial, volunteer, and advocacy support.

We also advocate for social issues, convene community leaders from across all sectors to solve local human services problems, provide volunteers for a myriad of local projects, study and address long-term solutions to emerging social challenges, and raise funds through workplace campaigns and individual donors.

For more than 90 years, your contributions have helped those most in need, right here in Southwest Alabama. Each time you give, advocate, or volunteer, you are part of the lasting change. You are choosing to LIVE UNITED.

United Way of Southwest Alabama is a locally run member of United Way Worldwide. Each United Way operates independently and is locally governed. A volunteer Board of Directors oversees our strategic direction and steers our financial decisions.

Do you want to join the team?