United Way of Baldwin County is a partner for change - identifying and resolving pressing community issues..
In communities across America, 1,350 United Ways improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of their communities. More than fundraisers, United Ways are partners in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve pressing community issues.
United Way of Baldwin County traces its roots and first fundraising campaign to1968. Originally two organizations, in 2007, South Baldwin United Way and North Baldwin United Way merged to form United Way of Baldwin County. We provide support for 38 nonprofit health and human service agencies serving residents in all of Baldwin County. Donations to United Way of Baldwin County stay here in the community helping friends and neighbors.
To achieve measurable, lasting change, we identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support direct-service programs and community-change efforts, and advocate for public policy changes.
United Way of Baldwin County is committed to “Goals for the Common Good” – raising the high school graduation rate, promoting financial independence for families and improving the health of individuals in our community.
All of this is done locally and in collaboration with diverse partners. Depending on the issue and how our community chooses to address it, we change lives by working with schools, community development corporations, health agencies, literacy programs, government services, the faith community and others.
In addition to our 38 nonprofit agencies, United Way of Baldwin County supports United Medical Partnership for Children. A local healthcare initiative providing medical, dental and vision care to Baldwin County public school children who lack health insurance or who are underinsured.