About Us

United Way is about advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.

We invest in fantastic local nonprofits, but we are much more than a funder.  We research the most pressing needs in our community to understand problems that affect real people. We bring together organizations and nonprofits, schools, businesses and community members to create community-wide solutions that eliminate the root causes of these problems.  We fund programs in our community that provide help for individuals in those most needed areas and we share what we know to empower everyone to find a path to success.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, financial stability and health.  These are the building blocks for a good life-- a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health.  Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. 

We invite you to be a part of the change. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for all in Lancaster County.

All agencies supported by United Way of Lancaster County provide services to people who live and work in our community.

98% of your contribution stays in Lancaster County.
Helping people here in our community.
88% of your contribution is directed to programs
These programs touch you, your family and your co-workers.    
One of our main strengths is that our Board of Directors is a local board consisting of people from a diverse industrial, occupational and demographic base who all have a vested interest in making Lancaster County a better place for all of us to live.   Funding received during the campaign is allocated by a volunteer allocations committee.  This means they study funding requests to determine where dollars are needed and can do the most good for our community.

We are independent of all other United Ways, "locally owned and operated!"