When you support United Way, you’re expanding access to high-quality childcare—from prenatal health initiatives to afterschool enrichment programs for students.

If you’ve ever had to find childcare in Greenville County, you know the struggle is real. Even if you do everything right, plan ahead and get on a waitlist before you’re pregnant, the cost for a quality childcare program is like paying a second mortgage every month.
Now, imagine trying to find a high-quality program that will support early childhood development when you’re already struggling to make ends meet.

In Greenville County, the average household spends 18 percent of its income on childcare.

Right now, 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.

Our Focus Areas

Early childhood workforce supports

Promote initiatives to train, recruit and retain educators and caregivers to deliver evidence-based childcare and early education programming.

Traditional childcare & early education

Support supervision, curricula, programming and healthy learning environments for children ages 0–5.

access to flexible family programs

Increase access to childcare during nonstandard hours to support caregivers occupied outside of traditional work hours.

You Make the Difference

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. Make an investment in United Way work, or sign up to volunteer for one of our many special projects throughout the year. 


No amount is too small to make an impact. Your contribution goes a long way in improving lives in our community.


Your story is our story. That’s why we advocate for public policy positions that support the growth of the whole family.


Your time is our privilege. Explore safe, impactful ways you can volunteer with United Way. 

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Making a Difference Starts Here

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