About Us


Established September 21, 1964 as Stanly County Combined Charities, our organization was officially chartered as the United Way of Stanly County, Inc. on June 30, 1978. We are proud to be a member of both United Way Worldwide and United Way of North Carolina for over 20 years, holding our agency to a standard of excellence and best practices to ensure that we provide our community with effective, efficient and relevant services.


Our mission is to improve lives and build a strong community by uniting individuals and organizations with the will, passion, expertise, and resources needed to solve problems.


Integrity:  We act with integrity that is worthy of trust and take responsibility for our relationships and results.

Inclusiveness:  We will advance our mission to improve lives by using skills, talents, and resources of our entire community.

Innovation:  We will promote creativity and flexibility, encouraging ideas in all aspects of the United Way of Stanly County.

Connection:  Our community relationships strengthen our ability to collaborate, convene, leverage and achieve positive change.

Collective Impact:  We inspire people to be involved and focus our collective resources for an improved quality of life for all.