Our Vision: Each individual in our community is self-sufficient in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.

Our Mission: Connecting our community for the common good.

The 211 network is made up of thousands of caring, local experts who are available to help, 24/7.

The UWCK Community Garden serves as a beacon of community and sustainability, fostering collaboration and education for the betterment of our region.

Together, community volunteers assist neighbors in need by undertaking home renovation projects. To get involved by volunteering, email volunteer@unitedwayck.org.

The Front Porch is a series of community events, activities and projects intended to build community and be replicated across the region.

A global United Way campaign, Day of Action is held in June. UWCK extends Day of Action opportunities for volunteer groups throughout the year. To volunteer or submit a project for consideration:

In 2023, Mini-Grants provided ADA-compliant raised garden beds in Leitchfield for the Breckinridge-Grayson Programs, Inc. Head Start and Early Head Start programs as well as restock hygiene blessing boxes for families utilizing the Cloverport Independent School Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC) and much more.

Elizabethtown Independent Schools’ Panther Place and Hardin County Schools’ 21st Century Program receives additional funding for their after-school and summer camp programs.

Why United Way

United Way of Central Kentucky solves complex and costly community challenges by forging partnerships and mobilizing resources to find new solutions to old problems that not one organization can address alone. Together we win by inspiring others to join the fight against our community’s most persistent problems and empowering individuals and families to reach their fullest potential. Serving Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade Counties, United Way of Central Kentucky invites you to change the odds for residents across our region.


UWCK funded partners encompass a range of local programs and organizations that address the needs of residents in the areas of health, education and financial stability. In 2023, UWCK distributed over $500K to funded partners.



Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, millions of children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career. With your support, we’re fighting to shift the odds so tomorrow’s leaders can build a better foundation today.


UWCK addresses the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, providing the education and support needed to empower those in need to stop needing help.


When individuals are unable to meet their immediate needs, it is more difficult to focus on long-term goals. United Way recognizes that basic needs services are essential to the most vulnerable in our community and critical to getting people back on the road to self-sufficiency.