Our MIssion

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties seeks to create long-lasting change and sustainability in our communities by addressing our greatest needs in the areas of health, family stability, and education — providing opportunities to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties envisions a community united to create better opportunities for all.

United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties has been improving lives and strengthening the communities of Lake and Sumter since 1967.

We have worked together with our network of donors, partners and volunteers to generate and amplify resources and advocate for policies that improve the quality of life for all. As a convener in Lake and Sumter Counties, our desired impact is to work alongside local neighborhood leaders, identify community priorities, create a resident-driven neighborhood strategy, and stabilize our community to improve the quality of life for all of our neighbors.

Our Impact

United Way mobilizes communities around the world to close gaps and open opportunities so everyone can thrive. United Way connects partners, donors, volunteers, and community leaders to tackle the root causes of the world’s most complex challenges while making a positive impact in the lives of our community. Our impact areas are:



Education is the key to opportunity and every child deserves the chance to receive a quality education. United Way helps more children access early childhood education, have the support they need to succeed in school, and be prepared for college and career.


Economic Mobility

United Way is focused on economic mobility, helping people and families to be financially secure. We’re working in our communities to ensure people have access to skill building and career opportunities that provide benefits, the opportunity for increased wages, career advancement, and more.

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Being healthy includes physical, mental, and social well-being. United Way focuses on community needs including efforts to improve maternal and child health, increase access to healthy food, boost mental health support, and more.

The United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties would like to thank some of our generous donors!

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