The health and safety of our community is a top priority for United Way of South Sarasota County. We need your support now more than ever to help us serve those who will be impacted the worst by COVID-19. 

You may have questions about how you can help. Here are three ways you can pitch in and make a difference in someone's life.


We need your support to keep our community healthy. The citizens who rely on United Way funded services are the same ones who will likely be affected most by this pandemic. Families who are Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed (or ALICE) are the core of who we serve.

These families live paycheck to paycheck and often are not able to make ends meet, despite holding a job or two. With some businesses closing, many of the heads of the ALICE households will have to take unpaid time off of work, be laid off, or will not be able to provide childcare while schools are closed.

A gift of just $5 or more can help us keep these programs open and even expand services as the need in our community grows. If you have the capacity to give please consider making a donation today. DONATE NOW

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.

Transparency is one of our fundamental policies. To view our detailed audited financial statements and our 990 tax forms visit our Giving Partner Profile by clicking this link: United Way of South Sarasota County





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.