United Way of North Central Florida (UWNCFL) is focused on the building blocks that lead to a good quality of life – Education, Health and Financial Stability– because we all gain when children are successful in school, when families are financially stable and when people are healthy. UWNCFL devotes 70 percent of resources to long-term strategies and a large part of those efforts are focused on education. Our primary goal is to increase high school graduation rates, through investments in quality early childhood education and family strengthening programs (Success By 6).
UWNCFL serves the six county area (Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy and Union) in four ways:
By funding results-driven programs, offered by Community Impact Partner Agencies and other organizations through the Community Investment Process;
By providing broad-reaching services (2-1-1: the 24-hour, free call for information and referral to help);
By developing grant-funded initiatives (including the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program, VITA and the Sealant & Smiles children’s dental program); and
By leveraging local money with federal grants to bring more dollars into our community.
In addition, United Way is a natural leader and convener of broad community building, as with the Community Visioning and Strategic Planning process, where we bring hundreds of organizations and experts together to envision, plan and engage in the work of building a stronger community together. UWNCFL engages within our community to find long-term solutions for issues impacting all residents in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. UWNCFL is committed to collaborating with all segments of the community to build partnerships and help fill the needs in our community. It takes all of us working together to create a seamless tapestry of support to build a better and more resilient community.