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.

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

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 "About Page" to see the full ALICE report and our report on how our Community Fund was spent last year.

Your UWSSC Community funds are divided up in two focus groups:


  • Health & Well Being of Special Needs Adults & Children
  • 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.

Click here to view our 990.

Our office is located in Building C at the Loveland Center, address is 157 Havana Road, Venice, FL 34292. Our phone number is 941-484-4811.

Now available: United Way Tervis Tumblers! Only $15 each. Support UWSSC by purchasing your tumbler - call our office 941-484-4811 to order.

Transparency is very important to our United Way. We keep costs extremely low to maximize your contribution and ensure a majority goes towards touching, changing and improving lives right here in our local community.

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Adams Fund

The mission of The Adams Veterans & First Responders Assistance Fund is to improve the lives and well-being of Veterans and First Responders who require some form of housing related financial support in South Sarasota County, OR, 501(c)(3) organizations which provide housing assistance services to Veterans or First Responders in South Sarasota County.




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United Way South Sarasota County
157 Havana Road
Venice, FL 34292