In 1923, leaders in Central Alabama were UNITED by the simple idea that members of a community can come together, pool their resources and work collectively to deal with community issues in a WAY that is more powerful than any one individual or entity alone. Today, while this ideal still guides us, our resources and partner network have grown, enabling us to drive solutions to complex problems.
Build a great community by bringing people together to help others.
To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another and to improve their community.
• Helping People
• Voluntary Giving
• Integrity & Fairness
United Way has a rich history in helping neighborhoods and communities in Central Alabama. It began as a cooperative action to address our city’s human services problems.
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. (formerly The Birmingham Community Chest) was organized in 1923 with 31 agencies and… click here for entire history of United Way of Central Alabama