United Way of Central Florida has been improving lives and strengthening the communities of Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties since 1980.
UWCF enacts community change by amplifying donor dollars with local matches, convening partners to improve efficiency and brokering only those services that produce the best possible return on investment in the areas of most critical need.
Our expertise and partnerships are making immediate and lasting differences for individuals throughout our community.
United Way of Central Florida and local experts have identified seven initiatives to address our community’s most critical needs.
Through our initiatives, UWCF and our partners are disrupting the cycle of poverty in Central Florida.
UWCF prepares children birth to age five to enter school ready to read.
Providing tutoring, homework assistance and mentors to improve promotion rates, attendance, and grades in core subjects for at risk students.
We help families save money, increase family income, manage debt and improve their credit.
We fund services that improve the physical and behavioral health of adults and children while also reducing unnecessary ER visits and days in the hospital.
George W. Jenkins
By increasing access to healthy foods, UWCF helps to eliminate hunger and food insecurities for children and families.
The school is a community hub with a full service health clinic, financial education and academic support for students, families and neighbors.
United We Fight. United We Win.
United Way Central Florida cannot do the work we do without the generosity of donors, volunteers and community leaders. Join our fight to create positive lasting change in our community by helping children succeed in school, promoting financial stability and improving people’s health.
UWCF is disrupting the standard nonprofit model by amplifying donor dollars with local matches, convening partners to improve efficiency and brokering only those services that produce the best possible Return on Investment (ROI) in the areas of most critical need.
No one can do their best work at work or school if they are hungry, sick or in pain. We must take action.
The Leadership Giving Association (LGA) was formed in 1987 by volunteers to encourage and honor the generosity of individuals and families who invest $1,000 or more annually.
Through the visionary leadership and personal involvement of its founding fathers, Guy Bostick, RL “Buddy” Fletcher, George W. Jenkins and Paul Scott Linder, the LGA has become the foundation of philanthropy in our community flourishing to more than 2,000 members to date.
United Way Central Florida brings together community leaders through a range of philanthropic, volunteer and networking opportunities. While giving alone is its own reward, a gift of $1,000 or more brings along additional benefits such as dedicated support staff, regular updates on how your gift is being used recognition for your gift, invitations to special LGA events, society membership opportunities and the option to combine gifts of spouses giving through separate workplace campaigns.
PO Box 1357,
Highland City, FL 33846
5605 US Highway 98 S.
Lakeland, FL 33812
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