United Way of Franklin County is a local organization. Our beginnings date back to 1942 in Chambersburg and 1961 in Waynesboro, when we were started by community leaders as a Community Chest. The idea at the time was to bring together people and resources to address the pressing issues in our community and help people. That hasn’t changed. We still bring together people—community members, business and industry, local government and community leadership to identify the needs of Franklin County and to work toward improved quality of life for all.
We are governed by a board of directors that consists of people who live and work throughout the communities of Franklin County. All of our committees include people who live in Franklin County and want to make a difference in their community.
Our Mission is to improve the quality of lives by
mobilizing the caring power of Franklin County.
We envision a community where all families achieve their potential through education, income stability and healthy living.
Our Core Values
We value organizations and programs that encourage early learning, foster workforce development for financial stability, and promote healthy living.
Diversity & Inclusion
We take the broadest possible view of diversity. We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.
Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community. LIVE UNITED
Convene stakeholders around issues that support our Core Values
Connect people and organizations to awareness and projects that support our Core Values
Raise, invest, leverage funds to support our Core Values
Hold ourselves and partnerships accountable to our Core Values
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