United Way of West Alabama strengthens education, income stability and health in our community by developing resources and partnerships.
A Community Sponsored Organization
Its function is to raise much needed funds for services at its local West Alabama partner service agencies. United Way of West Alabama operates under the direction of a maximum 30 member Board of Directors who represent a cross-section of West Alabama citizens.
A Volunteer Organization
A team of over 800 volunteers help to raise and distribute funds to our local agencies and initiatives. Under the Board of Directors, each member agency of United Way must be verified as a non-profit organization, governed by volunteers, receive an annual audit, and provide a needed community service.
A Cost Effective Organization
Because of the dedication and hard work of volunteers, administrative and fund-raising costs are kept low. Approximately 84.9 cents of each dollar goes into service with only 15.1% going to administrative costs.
An Easy Way to Help
Because your tax deductible contribution can be made through payroll deduction, no bill comes to you. There are no checks to write, but you know you have helped!
A Service Organization Responsive to Community Needs
Determination of member agencies is made by volunteers who investigate and discover the services provided are needed in the West Alabama community. United Way agencies are familiar to most of us. They are agencies which provide help for the terminally ill and their families; agencies which provide one-to-one adult companionship to children of single parent families; and agencies which work to meet emergency needs of citizens in the West Alabama area. These are just some of the many services community donations make possible.
Donor Bill of Rights
Please click the link below for the Donor Bill of Rights which is a standard which United Way of West Alabama endorses. This Donor Bill of Rights was developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Nonprofits.
Diversity and Inclusion: A Statement of Principle
United Way of West Alabama will continually strive to be a model of diversity and inclusion. The United Way of West Alabama’s Board of Directors, staff, agencies, partners and volunteers will make a priority to be representative of the many faces, and walks of life, which proudly make up West Alabama. Together we genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity and inclusion which enrich our community.