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About Us

Our Mission

United Way of Southern Maryland's mission is to engage the community in making a meaningful difference to improve lives.

Our Goals

In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.

Learn how United Way of Southern Maryland is improving education, income and health in our community.

 United Way funds 45 programs that are improving the health, education and financial stability of your neighbors in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties through our Community Impact Grants. These grants are creating long lasting changes in our community. Our campaign to keep those programs funded is going on NOW – HELP US and be a part of the change! Click the "Fund the Cause" button featured at the top of the page or us the CFC #68134 for Federal Workers


Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.  To effectively and authentically address our communities’ most pressing needs requires an outward and intentional commitment to inclusion across all dimensions (race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability, etc.).