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At United Way NCA, we deliver and manage evidence-based programs that are designed and implemented through a racial equity lens. These programs are based on community wants and needs, and they achieve measurable and meaningful outcomes for which we can all be proud. Learn more about our programs and how you can get involved in helping us build a more equitable National Capital Area.

Tee Up For Equity

Benefitting the health, education and economic opportunity of Loudoun County community members.

Project Community Connect – DC Area Community Outreach

Provide essential services to those at risk of or experiencing homelessness and the ALICE population.

United Way NCA’s Change Makers Education Series

To convene thought-leaders in conversations focused on trends in the National Capital Area and solutions that advance equity in the region.

What We Do

When none are ignored, all will thrive.

United Way of the National Capital Area improves the health, education and economic opportunity of every person in our community, regardless of race, gender, income or ability. We are committed to reducing disparities and inequities in our region by mobilizing all sectors of the community to create a more equitable future for all.
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Community Commitment

From 2016 to 2020, our Community Commitment has served 327,675 residents.



From 2016 to 2020, we served 23,167 students and families through an integrated approach to health and wellness.



From 2016 to 2020, we helped 14,547 low-income middle school students transition to high school and perform at grade level through our 13 Title I Community Schools across the region


Economic Opportunity

From 2016 to 2020, 102,419 clients received free financial coaching and tax preparation services resulting in $103.5 million in tax refunds.

ALICE Reports

ALICE, a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working but are unable to afford the basic necessities. We use these reports as the framework for our work in creating equity.


Our Focus

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We provide health resources to those who need it most, promoting physical and mental well-being by removing systemic barriers to food security, physical exercise and healthy eating, and mental health education and services.

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We focus on the education pipeline from middle school to college and/or career success. Working in Title I schools, we address attendance, behavior and course performance through our Community Schools program.

Economic Opportunity

We provide residents with economic opportunity and remove barriers to stable and affordable housing through our Financial Empowerment Centers, helping individuals take control of their finances.

Take Action

Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

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Your donation goes to community programs and initiatives that need it most, providing young people with academic and social support, training adults for jobs that pay a family-sustaining income and connecting people in need to medical care, housing and other basic support.

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Raise your voice and take action! Spread the word about our life-changing work and share your story with others about why you support United Way NCA.



Whether it’s for an hour, a day, once a week or monthly, you can create tremendous impact in our community by participating in our in-person and virtual volunteer events.

Our Stories

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United Way NCA Distributes Over 6,500 Essential Kits Through Project Community Connect

Project Community Connect focuses on achieving equity for all community members, regardless of race, gender, income, ability or zip code.

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United Way NCA Launches Practice Equity Campaign

United Way of the National Capital Area is working to create a more equitable society, where everyone in our community has fair and equal access to health, education and economic opportunity.

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Quizzing Americans On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Terms

Now that DEI education is becoming more accessible, United Way of the National Capital Area wanted to put Americans’ knowledge of common DEI terms to the

Give With Confidence

United Way NCA is highly rated for both management and transparency.

GuideStar Award
Charity Navigator Award
MacKenzie Scott Award
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