We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Collier and Monroe Counties.
Less than a quarter of hard working households struggling to survive in our community have incomes below the poverty line.
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for all. We focus on health, education, and income—the building blocks for improved quality of life.
Investing in education benefits the whole community.Learn More
Access to quality, affordable healthcare is a foundation on which stable and productive lives are builtLearn More
Teaching individuals to build a stable financial future and save for a rainy day.Learn More
While we fund programs at over 40 partner agencies, we also run 5 of our own internal programs ourselves. Learn more about them here!
With one toll-free call, text or online request to 2-1-1, Collier County's non-emergency help line, you can get free and confidential connections to services, from health care and housing to food and crisis assistance. 211 resource specialists are available 24/7.Learn More
United Way of Collier and the Keys has compiled a robust list of services resources for Keys residents who need assistance. You can download and print versions in English, Spanish and Creole.Learn More
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
This book gifting program sends free, high-quality, and age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five. The total number of free books gifted as of January 2024 is 229,838,894! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) is available to all Monroe County children under 5 and Collier County children under 5 in the 34116 zip code.Learn More
Disaster Case Management
This federally funded program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is helping our community recover from Hurricane Ian.Learn More
Success by 6
This unique dollar-for-dollar match initiative is exclusively sponsored by United Way of Collier and the Keys in Monroe County. We facilitate access to School Readiness scholarships for children from low to moderate income families.Learn More
Fuel the Future
Through this initiative, United Way of Collier and the Keys historically leads the largest student success campaign in Monroe County. Funding guarantees that every student has access to resources and opportunities.Learn More