UWCA Allocates $28.1 Million to More Than 80 Partners and Programs

Visiting Allocation Team volunteers on a visit to United Way partner agency Disability Rights and Resources.

Eighty-five of Central Alabama’s most essential programs and organizations are receiving more than $28 million in funding from United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) this year. The recipients, United Way partner agencies and other initiatives, are vital parts of UWCA’s massive network that provides health and human services to individuals and families throughout the six-county region.

Katrina Watson, Senior Vice President of Community Impact at UWCA, said the organization’s funded partners provide a large variety of needed services in the community.

“We are so pleased to once again do our part in sustaining the broad ecosystem of nonprofits here in Central Alabama,” Watson said. “From hunger relief to homeless prevention to youth and senior support, our funded partners cover a lot of ground to provide for the diverse needs of residents throughout our region.”

In total, the 2024 allocation is $28,140,028. The funding is what gives UWCA the ability to be present in communities across its six counties, said Drew Langloh, President and CEO of UWCA.

“That $28 million is vital support for our network of agencies here in Central Alabama, who are on the frontline providing services to people in need,” Langloh said.

Every year, each of UWCA’s partner agencies applies for funding, providing United Way with detailed agency and program information. In 2023, more than 200 community members volunteered on Visiting Allocation Teams, which reviewed applications, met with agency leadership and toured locations to help determine what level of support UWCA should provide.

Those 79 UWCA partner agencies provide a broad spectrum of services. Here are just a few examples of the impact that UWCA’s network of programs and partners had last year:

  • 18,418,137 meals were distributed to individuals and families in need.
  • 72,490 youth participated in social-emotional learning programs.
  • 58,906 people received mental health services such as crisis counseling and intervention.

For more information about all that UWCA is doing in the community, visit https://www.uwca.org/impact. To view a list of our funded partners, visit https://www.uwca.org/partners.