United Way of South Sarasota County

United Way of South Sarasota County (UWSSC) is a community fund for our neighbors in need.

Focusing on and funding local programs that help fight for the health, education and financial stability of our neighbors in Venice, Englewood, North Port, Laurel, Nokomis and Osprey.

UWSSC especially cares about the ALICE's of our world. The families and seniors who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, yet Employed in our South County communities. Read the full 2017 ALICE report and learn why it matters to our community. Go to our ALICE page to see the full ALICE report and our report on how our Community Fund was spent last year.

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Watch our two minute video to hear how we are helping our neighbors in need.

Find Our Programs

Your UWSSC Community funds are divided in two focus areas:


  • Health & Well Being of Adults and Children with Special Needs
  • Strengthening Individuals, Families & Children
  • Crisis Intervention for Children & Adults
  • Assisting the Elderly


  • Education - to help achieve school readiness for preschool children through academic, productive and engaging programs that prepares them for Kindergarten and gives them the foundation for future learning successes.
  • Income - to promote financial stability, savings and independence through programs that promote financial literacy and the increased income potential an education or trade can bring.
  • Health - to help improve healthy lifestyles choices, decrease risky behaviors, and basic health care needs.

Upcoming Events

Mad Hatters Tea Party and Fashion Show for ALICE, March 20, 2020

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UWSSC Community Walk - Spring of 2020