Getting our students ready, reading and succeeding. Building ladders out of poverty. Filling in the gaps and providing quality health care to those in need. We're doing the work.

What is United Way of the Midlands?

We are a local charitable organization with a broad focus on improving life in the Midlands. Everything we do is in service to our residents, which includes people in Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Richland counties.

Unlike smaller nonprofits who often have a very defined focus, we take a multifaceted approach to some of the biggest problems facing our society. Problems like homelessness, children's literacy, and lack of access to healthcare. Because we are a larger organization, we have the ability and expertise to pool resources and conduct research to determine where our efforts can make the biggest impact.

That means when you give to United Way, you're not just helping one person...you're investing in the entire community, in the most effective and efficient way.

Current Initiative

Youth Homelessness

We are committed to addressing the root causes of youth homelessness and providing services that help young people get off the street.

We have a plan.

Our Strategic Community Impact Plan is a roadmap showing where we intend to focus our future efforts and how we expect to make a difference.


We get results.

Our annual report contains performance highlights that show a snapshot of our impact over the last year, including who we served and how we helped.

Download Performance Highlights

Current Initiative

Midlands Reading Consortium

Through our volunteer tutoring program, we are helping elementary school students who have fallen behind their peers in their literacy skills.

Current Initiative

Resilient Midlands

An initiative to help youth-serving professionals identify and respond appropriately to markers of childhood trauma.

The value of a dollar.

We believe in spending donations wisely. That's why we've received the coveted Four Star Charity award from Charity Navigator, an organization that ranks how effectively nonprofits use their donations and their level of commitment to good governance and transparency.