One hundred years ago, on April 24, 1922, the first united fundraising campaign for a collection of local charities was launched, sparking a century of service in Greenville County.

Back then, we were called the “Community Fund” and the mission was simply to provide a central, convenient way for members of the community to give back and support our neighbors. As Greenville County has grown and evolved over the last century, so have we.

The success and growth we’ve seen in Greenville County is not something that happened overnight. From the Great Depression to the COVID-19 pandemic and every day in between, United Way has been there for Greenville County, harnessing the collective generosity of this community to help those in need, and constantly innovating to rise to the needs of the day.

Now, it’s our turn to shape the future.

While some areas of Greenville County continue to boom, many others are struggling. Growing disparities across the board in education, income, housing and healthcare are preventing far too many people from reaching their full potential. We must do better. For all of us.

At this pivotal moment, we ask you to join us and help shape the kind of community we will be for the next 20, 50 and 100 years – one where a child’s future isn’t determined by the neighborhood in which they grow up. One where all people have access to the opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Make a gift of $100 or more via this special campaign to be recognized as a member of our Centennial Circle.

Our History: A Timeline

100 years | 100 Stories

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, we’re sharing 100 stories throughout the year including profiles of people we’ve helped, key figures in our history, United Way partners, and the donors and volunteers who change lives with their support.

Our Origin Story

Sometimes a Monday is more than just a Monday. Sometimes a Monday can be revolutionary. That was the case in Greenville 100 years ago when on Monday, April

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Share Your Wishes for the Next 100 Years

Join the celebration and share your wishes for the next 100 years in Greenville County. These wishes will be collected and included in our United Way time capsule burial in 2023.

You’re welcome to include a photo of yourself or your family, or even upload a video if your wish.

By completing the form below, you agree to give permission to United Way of Greenville County to publish your story and any photos or videos you submit.

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