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, anyone in need can get free and confidential connections to services they need, from health care and housing to food and crisis assistance—and more. The resource specialists at 211 are available 24/7 and across the network speak more than 180 languages.Learn More!
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
This book gifting program sends free, high-quality, and age appropriate books by mail to children from birth until they start school at age five. Since it began, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) has provided more than 100 million books to more than one million children worldwide. Available to all Monroe County children under 5 and Collier County children under 5 in the 34116 zip code.Learn More!
Disaster Case Management Program
This federally funded program administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is helping our community recover from the damages of Hurrican Irma.Learn More!
Stuff the Bus
This program raises funds to provide school supplies to over 8,000 students in need throughout the Keys every year.
This program offers free help in filing taxes to the ALICE members of Collier and Monroe Counties, those making less than $56,000 or less annually, bringing real money back into the hands of our neighbors in need.Learn More!