About Us

United Way has a long tradition of using your donations wisely, and we are trusted leaders when it comes to service. United Way makes an impact on issues that concern you, right here in your own community. We serve the people of Etowah County. The many municipalities are the Cities of Altoona, Attalla, Gadsden, Glencoe, Hokes Bluff, Mountainboro, Rainbow City, Reese City, Ridgeville, Sardis City, Southside, and Walnut Grove.

Currently, 27 member-agencies - providing over 50 services/programs - receive financial support. United Way works in partnership with the agencies, organizations, local business and government to help advance the common good by focusing on Education, Financial Stability, Health, and providing a Safety Net.

Mission:  United Way is improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. 

Vision:  We see a safe community with strong families working together, successful children moving toward becoming productive citizens, and a community where the disabled are reaching their potential & senior citizens can maintain their independence. We recognize a community of diverse people with a shared vision of caring for one another.


Credo:  United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Etowah County. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against our community’s most daunting social crises. We are more than fundraisers. We are hand-raisers. Gamechangers. When we Live United, we take on challenges and tackle problems in our community. Problems others shy away from.


Donor Privacy Policy

United Way of Etowah County, Inc. is committed to honoring the privacy and the wishes of our supporters at all times. We collect and maintain only personal information that is specifically and knowledgeably provided to us by individuals or their companies. United Way will never rent, exchange, or sell information required on our contributors. We will only share personally identifiable information with a third party if (i) we are required to by law (ii) it is necessary for completing an authorized operation, for instance to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) if the person submitting the information asks that it be shared.  

There are opportunities within the website to provide United Way with contact information, such as when you email us for information or inquire about volunteering. If you provide us with this information, we may contact you for additional information or send you updates about how donations are being put to use in our community, such as our newsletter. You can contact us to restrict our use of your contact information at any time.

There are links to other website within our site for the purpose of providing more useful and complete information to our visitors. We do not take responsibility for the contents or privacy practices of any website other than our own.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

United Way of Etowah County will continually strive to be a model of diversity and inclusion.  The United Way of Etowah County’s Board of Directors, staff, agencies, partners and volunteers will make it a priority to be representative of the many faces and walks of life which proudly make up Etowah County.  Together, we genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity and inclusion which enrich our community.