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At United Way of Greenville County, our community impact comes from you. You’re the driving force behind our work. Your actions change lives. And you have the power to build a better Greenville County for all.


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1 in 10 people in Greenville County are living in poverty.

While we are continually recognized as a top 10 great place to visit or raise a family, studies show that Greenville County is also one of the 10 hardest places in the country to climb out of poverty. We’re here to change that.

United Way of Greenville County’s


Getting to the root causes of poverty is what we do. Backed by local and national research, we’ve identified these consistent barriers to higher earnings for low-income households in Greenville County:


Population growth is putting a strain on low-income families.

While the recommended budget for housing is 30 percent of a family’s total income, 13,163 households in Greenville County spend more than half their income on rent or had no income to pay for rent.


The cost for quality childcare is like paying a second monthly mortgage.

More than two-thirds of students entering kindergarten in Greenville County aren’t prepared to learn at their grade level. If we don’t invest in our children, they’ll never be able to break the cycle and build a better life.


More than 46,000 students in Greenville County Schools are experiencing poverty.

Just 32 percent of Greenville County high school students are considered college and career ready when they graduate. It’s difficult to prepare for your future when meeting daily needs is a struggle.


With our region on pace to add another 240,000 people by 2040, the time to act is now.

In a 2015 survey, 22% of people in Greenville County said they had trouble getting to their job due to transportation and 21% had trouble getting to the grocery store or pharmacy. As gentrification pushes individuals further and further away from our city centers to access affordable housing, the problem is only increasing.

We know we can accomplish much more together as a community than we can alone. That’s why United Way of Greenville County leverages our network of hundreds of community partners—public, private and local nonprofits—to remove barriers to higher earnings and financial stability.

community impact

A Stronger Greenville
County For All

Creating a measurable impact is about empowering people to strengthen the communities they’re part of — not just today, but for tomorrow. We’re about long-term solutions that not only create opportunities, but shatter barriers. Because to us, a person’s zip code shouldn’t limit his or her chance for success.

Together, we’re United Way of Greenville County.


People helped with basic needs, education support and more.


Referrals for callers through our 2-1-1 Resource Line.

$8.2 Million

Dollars invested into making our community great.

Discover your impact’s reach

Whether you give $5 or $5,000, your impact creates lasting social change. See just how far your donation can go.

Ready to be a part of lasting change?

By joining the United Way family, you’re committing to a better future for all. Your time and generosity truly powers our mission and impact. Simply put, we can’t do it without you.


No amount is too small to make an impact. Your contribution goes a long way in improving the lives of your Greenville County neighbors.


Your voice is a powerful tool for change. We advocate for public policies at all levels of government that support our mission and vision for the future.


Give your time to serve our community and build a better Greenville County for all. United Way offers safe, impactful ways you can volunteer. 

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