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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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

United Way fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community.

Holding true to our mission, vision, and values, we commit to building and sustaining equity in Franklin County.


Our Strategies

  • 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

We Need Your Support Today!

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