Vision, Mission & Values


A Greenville County where all people have access to the opportunities to achieve their full potential.


We mobilize people and resources to improve lives, strengthen the community, and advance equity for the benefit of all.

Our Values: How We LIVE UNITED

We constantly challenge ourselves to reach higher, think differently, act innovatively, and work collaboratively to build a stronger Greenville County for all.

  • ResultsWe set and exceed measurable financial and program goals that positively impact the community we serve.

  • ExcellenceWe strive to always seek new and better ways to achieve our individual and shared goals, consistently delivering results at the highest levels.

  • AccountabilityWe take ownership and responsibility for the unique role each of us has in achieving our vision of a stronger Greenville County for all.

  • CollaborationWe leverage the power created by bringing diverse groups together, recognizing that unique ideas and perspectives are critical to solving shared community challenges.

  • Honesty/OpennessWe operate with the highest integrity and respect, embracing transparency, truthfulness and open dialogue in every aspect of our work.

Anti-Racism Statement:

We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way strives to engage all community members, especially those that have been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.

United Way is committed to leading the fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community — that means we must fight for equity. We continue to share tools and resources designed to support the work of United Way.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement:

United Way of Greenville County is committed to valuing, understanding, accepting, and celebrating all people. Together, we will authentically demonstrate and model the principles of diversity and inclusion which enriches all communities.

We believe our continued success depends on the full and effective utilization of diverse, qualified employees and volunteers by providing equal opportunity in every aspect of the organization without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, immigration status, physical ability, age, marital status, military status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, public assistance status or any other classification protected by federal, state or local legislation.