How We Are Meeting Needs Right Now

The United Way works to support and fill gaps in human services across Gaston County with funding, volunteers, and collections. We fight for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of everyone in Gaston County.

We communicate with organizations who are on the front lines of helping the vulnerable members of our community. We encourage collaboration between these organizations, area businesses, and the public. Working together, we are able to accomplish more.


United Way grants funding to programs operating in Gaston County through allocations each year. We allocate funding that focuses on education, health, and financial stability. We use three focus areas to direct our available funding. Below is how we define and measure success in programs we help fund.


Successful Outcomes in Education

92% of students enrolled in Boys & Girls Club Enrichment program.


Successful Outcomes in Financial Stability (Crisis Assistance)

Over $58k distributed


Successful Outcomes in Financial Stability (Long Term Financial Stability)


Successful Outcomes in Health

  1. Clients and their families are aware of health choices available in community
  2. Families living with illness receive services and products to improve quality of life
  3. Increase use of lower levels of healthcare and decrease emergency room visits/hospital stays

Allocations are the funds distributed by United Way through our grant application process. For the 2019-2020 fiscal year we will distribute $1,015,629.

In Education: $488,330
In Financial Stability: $326,806
In Health: $200,493