How We Invest

As United Way of Southwest Alabama forms and executes strategies to benefit individuals and families in our area, we work closely with 45 local nonprofit organizations to align and coordinate our work. This approach allows the greatest potential impact on some of the most difficult issues facing our community, and ensures everyone involved is aware of those around them who are working toward the same goal.

Community investment decisions at United Way of Southwest Alabama are made based on the advice and direction of volunteer community advocates in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Essentials. Union members, corporate donors, community leaders, individuals from philanthropic and community organizations and others carefully study each request for funding and support, and select the local programs that best align with our communities’ most critical needs and have the highest performance outcomes to propel us to our goals.

To ensure accountability and to demonstrate the impact of your donation, funded programs go through a rigorous application process every year and must provide measurable outcomes and outputs each year.

Total allocated to partner agencies – $1,206,745

The following agencies receive funding from United Way of Southwest Alabama for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Choctaw County – $15,600

  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – $5,000
  • Lifelines Counseling Services – $1,000
  • Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. – $2,225
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile – $1,000
  • Southwest Alabama RSVP – $500
  • The Arc of Clarke County – $2,000
  • Victory Health Partners – $750

Clarke County – $90,145

  • Alpha Women’s Resource Center – $9,000
  • American Red Cross Serving South Alabama – $4,125
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama – $10,085
  • Catholic Social Services of the Greater Mobile Area – $6,000
  • Drug Education Council – $1,000
  • Dumas Wesley Community Center – $23,500
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, Mobile & Gulf Coast Chapter – $2,000
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – $7,000
  • Goodwill of the Gulf Coast, Inc. – $1,000
  • Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services, Inc. – $2,000
  • Home of Grace for Women, Inc. – $4,000
  • Lifelines Counseling Services – $1,520
  • Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. – $12,000
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association, Mobile Chapter, Inc. – $500
  • South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program – $1,000
  • Southwest Alabama RSVP – $1,500
  • The Arc of Clarke County – $5,000
  • Victory Health Partners – $7,000

Mobile County – $1,005,000

  • AIDS Alabama South, LLC – $14,774
  • American Red Cross Serving South Alabama – $23,750
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, Inc. – $45,108.27
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Inc. – 60,153.98
  • Child Day Care Association, Inc. – $9,830
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – $5,000
  • Crittenton Youth Services – $22,652
  • Dearborn YMCA – $29,230.80
  • Drug Education Council – $28,750
  • Dumas Wesley Community Center – $84,921.19
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, Mobile & Gulf Coast Chapter – $1,323.60
  • Family Promise of Coastal Alabama – $15,152.72
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – $23,576.67
  • Goodwill of the Gulf Coast, Inc. – $50,000
  • Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services, Inc. – $41,750
  • Home of Grace for Women, Inc. – $41,788.86
  • Housing First, Inc. – $25,000
  • Lifelines Counseling Services – $70,000
  • McKemie Place, Inc. – $18,300.89
  • Mulherin Custodial Home – $25,807
  • Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy – $29,330.08
  • Penelope House, Inc. – $60,000
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association, Mobile Chapter, Inc. – $12,004.89
  • South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program – $2,500
  • The Child Advocacy Center, Inc. – $26,253.25
  • The Learning Tree, Inc. – $8,650
  • The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama – $30,000
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Inc.- $58,750
  • Via Health, Fitness, and Enrichment Center – $49,550
  • Victory Health Partners – $75,000
  • Wilmer Hall Children’s Home – $13,750

Washington County – $96,000

  • Alpha Women’s Resource Center – $1,500
  • AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc. – $7,500
  • American Red Cross Serving South Alabama – $7,500
  • Catholic Social Services of the Greater Mobile Area – $2,876
  • Drug Education Council – $1,000
  • Dumas Wesley Community Center – $1,500
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama, Mobile & Gulf Coast Chapter – $1,000
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – $5,000
  • Goodwill of the Gulf Coast, Inc. – $1,750
  • Home of Grace for Women, Inc. – $1,000
  • Lifelines Counseling Services – $1,000
  • Mobile Community Action – $5,000
  • Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy – $4,613
  • Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. – $6,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Inc. – $8,000
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association, Mobile Chapter, Inc. – $861
  • The Arc of Clarke County – $2,500
  • The Arc of Southwest AL (formerly ECI) – $30,000
  • Victory Health Partners – $7,400

Total designated to partner agencies – $132,658.35

The following agencies receive donor designated donations from United Way of Southwest Alabama for the 2023-2024 fiscal year.

  • AIDS Alabama South – $1,250
  • Alpha Women’s Resource Center – $1,868.04
  • AltaPointe Health Systems – $1,526
  • American Red Cross Serving South Alabama – $1,803.58
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Gulf Coast – $2,015.68
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama – $7,007.54
  • Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama – $364
  • CASA Mobile (Court Appointed Special Advocates) – $1,460
  • Catholic Social Services of Greater Mobile – $9,409.96
  • Child Day Care Association – $1,300
  • Crittenton Youth Services – $1,020
  • Dearborn YMCA – $2,544
  • Drug Education Council – $4,963.20
  • Dumas Wesley Community Center – $4,354
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama – $490.32
  • Family Promise of Coastal Alabama – $755.98
  • Feeding the Gulf Coast – $6,083.66
  • Franklin Primary Health Center – $1,357.96
  • Goodwill Gulf Coast – $8,525.64
  • Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services – $2,815
  • Home of Grace for Women – $4,682.16
  • Lifelines Counseling Services – $2,897.50
  • McKemie Place – $3,312.44
  • Mobile Community Action – $2,275
  • Mulherin Custodial Home – $2,158.30
  • Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy – $3,673
  • Penelope House – $9,666.62
  • Regional Child Advocacy Center – $1,050.32
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile – $7,169.53
  • Sickle Cell Disease Association – Mobile Chapter – $1,645
  • South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program – $362.94
  • The Arc of Clark County – $2,300.90
  • The Arc of Southwest Alabama (ECI) – $4,771.18
  • The Child Advocacy Center – $5,170.24
  • The Learning Tree – $2,560
  • The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama – $1,709.10
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile – $3,541.78
  • Via Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center – $905.50
  • Victory Health Partners – $3,624.12
  • Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) – $860
  • Wilmer Hall Children’s Home – $6,986.16
  • YMCA of South Alabama – $275