About Us

Since 1957, United Way of Coastal Carolina (UWCC) has worked in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties to improve the lives of people in Coastal North Carolina by mobilizing the caring power of people and communities. Today, UWCC is the one of the largest private funders of education, income, and health services in the four-county area. Over the past ten years, UWCC has provided over $3 million in grants to over 20 non-profit agencies working throughout our service area. We strive to make sure children are ready to learn, families are safe and self-sufficient, and seniors remain independent and active. We accomplish our results by bringing together experts, business leaders, donors, neighborhoods, and members of local non-profit agencies.

While fundraising will always be a core function of UWCC, we’ve also expanded to provide leadership for collaborative initiatives and strengthen volunteerism among community members. These activities bring together human, financial, and strategic resources to help create the building blocks of better lives for all.

United Way of Coastal Carolina

Serving Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties

With an estimated population of 197,114 in 2015, Coastal NC is filled with outdoor adventures, rural communities, bustling historic town centers, great business success stories, and its own unique set of community challenges and needs. Evolving our role to become what the community requires to respond to the most pressing issues, UWCC wants to engage more people, raise awareness of the issues each of our communities face, and activate our cross-sector network of partners. Join us in creating long-term, sustainable change together.