About Us

Local Decisions for Local People.

Though part of a strong national network, County United Way is independent and local. Serving the counties of Allegany, Garrett (MD), Hampshire, and Mineral(WV), each county’s leaders and supporters live in those communities and have a vested interest in making it the very best place to live, work, and raise families.

Belief in people and possibilities.

County United Way believes that a hand up is the solution to giving every person a fair opportunity to thrive.

A history of improving lives in Frederick County.

For over 60 years, County United Way has been fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the region.

Thanks to the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, we know that approximately a quarter of our region’s households are struggling to make ends meet.  County United Way investments and programs are aligned to support and increase health, education and financial stability of all households, including ALICE.

Working to bring together the entire community.

County United Way is proud to bring together donors, organizations, and businesses to find solutions to the most pressing needs in every county it serves.

Our vision is to improve lives through building a stronger and healthier community and we can accomplish that when we LIVE UNITED.