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Education, financial stability, and health are the building blocks of strong children, strong families, and a strong community.

The United Way Community Fund is how we invest local dollars in our community to address local needs. Funding decisions are made through a competitive application process (learn more here). By leveraging donor dollars with our capacity-building grant process, we ensure the greatest return on investment for our donors, nonprofit partners, and those whose lives we improve together.

In 2019, United Way invested more than $3.6 million in 87 programs across 54 non-profit agencies in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties creating a vital network  of support and services.

Education

preparing children to succeed in school and become engaged members of our community

Financial Stability

providing pathways for those in times of crisis and those seeking long term economic stability

Health

improving the health for all needing safe shelter or extra care services

Preparing children to succeed in school

Our children are the future of our community, our world. We help youth and children to ensure their educational needs are met, and encourage them to become productive, engaged members of the community through quality child care and early learning programs, afterschool literacy and tutoring, youth development programs, and “summer slide” prevention.

6,504

children and youth in literacy and tutoring programs improved their academics

83%

of children attending high-quality, early childhood education programs gained critical developmental skills

482,367

nutritious meals provided so children didn’t go hungry outside of school

providing pathways to financial stability

We help individuals, children, and families gain long-term stability and meet their basic needs in times of crisis. Whether it’s through adult literacy and financial classes, job training and workplace counseling, or providing essential food, shelter and support, United Way’s Community Fund aims to create financial stability in our community.

2047

individuals received job training or obtained employment

108,256

rental, utility, and mortgage assistance given to help prevent families from homelessness or lack of basic needs

3119

individuals created a budget, paid down debt or bought a first home

Improving health for all

We find safety and support for victims of abuse, seniors, and people with disabilities. By accessing crisis shelters and counseling, caregiver education and day programs, rehabilitation or employment training, and affordable medical care and prescriptions we improve the quality of lives in our community.

283

caregivers gained helpful resources to better care for their loved ones

7,273 rx

savings from free and reduced-price prescriptions

1,319

survivors of domestic violence found safety, shelter and support

Direct Services

0+
pounds of food provided to families throughout our service area
$0
distributed for disaster relief efforts to aid local families
$0
in rental or mortgage assistance to persons with disabilities to avoid eviction or foreclosure

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that provides direct services and connections to local resources to those in need. The most requested services are utility assistance, family support (such as child and elder care), food provisions and medical needs.

the community fund

Abilities Unlimited
Action Pact
American Red Cross 3
americas second harvest
bethesda academy
Print
Atlantic CASA
Child advocacy services SEGA
Coastal Children Advo from web
CCCS Logo 50th – NEW BLUE
deep
Eastside Concerned Citizens
effingham county victim witness
EMP_Logo_Primary_RGB
Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center
Family Promise Bryan
Family Promise Effingham
Family Promise Greater savannah
frank callen 2
georgia legal
girl scouts 2
GoodwillSEGA
Greenbriar-color
Hodge Memorial Day Care
Horizons Savannah 2
hospice
Inspiritus
JC Lewis Primary
kicklighter
Liberty County Manna House
Living Independence for Everyone from web
Mary Lou Fraser Foundation
Matthew Reardon Center for Autism from web
medbank
Mediation Center
nia
Park Place Outreach 2
PiFitnessLogoSavannahGA
rape crisis 2
RecoveryPlace
Royce2
safe shelter
Savannah Speech & hearing
Savannah CASA
SavSpeechHearing_Logo_CMYK_5in
senior citizens 2
Social Apostolate Logo 50th
Step Up
Salvation Army Georgia Division
Union mission 2
United Ministries
UWCE – RGB – Vertical
Wesley
YMCA Coastal GA
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