We all have a stake in creating a healthy and prosperous community. We focus on the things that everyone needs for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and proper health care. We bring together the people and organizations from across the community who share in our vision and have the energy, expertise, and resources to get the work done. They are essential to our success and the success of our community. We invite you to join us in this work.That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED – working together, solving problems, and bringing about lasting change. And you too can LIVE UNITED.


Our History

On February 11, 1943, nine concerned citizens chartered United Way of Leon County. It was founded with the purpose of raising and distributing funds to charitable and character building agencies. United Way of Leon County broadened its scope on June 20, 1990, incorporating seven neighboring counties, and changed names to United Way of Big Bend.

Over the years, United Way of Big Bend has remained true to its founding goals. We are dedicated to supporting the greatest variety of human service agencies in the local area, helping people from all walks of life and income groups, and creating collaborative strategies that result in long-lasting, positive change.


Our Vision

To be the region’s trusted leader for addressing our community’s most vital concerns

Our Mission

To raise awareness, mobilize resources and find collaborative, targeted solutions for our community’s most vital concerns

Our Goal

To support the success of families, individuals, and a thriving community