Q: Who decides where the money goes?
Access to Services
Q: Where does the money go?
Children, Youth & Families 25%Q: Where Does the Money Come From?
Employee gifts = 70%Q: Who uses the services of United Way?
White = 51%Q: What is the difference between United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. and
United Way of America?
A: United Way of America is a membership association for independent United Ways across the country. It is a service and training center for United Ways which want to use their services. United Way of Central Alabama is an independent organization based in Birmingham, Alabama serving Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount and St. Clair Counties.
Q: Does United Way of America set policy for local United Ways?
A: No. Each United Way is separate from one another and has its own Board of Directors that makes decisions about what is best for their community. Local volunteers who know their community also make all funding decisions for local agencies.
Q: Does any money contributed go to United Way of Worldwide?
A: Yes. Among the supports and services provided to local United Ways, United Way Worldwide offers learning opportunities (courses, webinars and conferences), develops advertising/public service announcements, and manages corporate relations with over 100 of the country’s largest companies, organized labor and the National Football League. United Way Worldwide provides resources to help United Ways build their capacity to advance the common good the areas of Education, Income and Health.
Q: What does our United Way receive for paying dues?
A: United Way of America conducts national market research, assists with NFL/United Way advertising, administration of emergency food and shelter grant money (FEMA), gifts in kind, and training for staff and volunteers and National Corporate Leadership accounts. We get much more back in services than what we pay
United Way of Central Alabama, Inc.