Making sure that your contributions are invested in the best possible way to have the greatest local impact.
United Way of Horry County focuses on three impact areas: Education, Health, and Financial Stability. We work to address our county’s needs through funding programs in our county that work to address access in those areas.
To see how we are currently making an impact in our community, view our 2020 Annual Report.
Community and corporate donations to United Way of Horry County make it possible for the organization to invest resources toward our community’s most pressing issues. During 2020, United Way of Horry County allocated more than $805,000 to programs in our community that focus on issues related to our three impact areas.
Learn what programs we are currently funding for 2021 in Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
2020 Investment Overview
Community Partner Allocated Funds
United Way Impact Programs
COVID Impact Programs
Total Amount Invested in Horry County
Every spring, 50 Community Investment Committee Volunteers work hours to review each and every organization that applies for United Way of Horry County funding.
Before any organization receives financial assistance, it has to meet rigid requirements established by this group and our local United Way Board of Directors.
A detailed application package states the mission and purpose of the organization. The application also includes legalities such as articles of incorporations, by-laws, 501©3 status filed with the IRS, and a list of board members. The services of the organization are detailed and justified as a true need in our area and one that is not duplicated. The application also details a four-year comparison of all income and expenses from the organization.
After reviewing the need for the service in our county, the recommended allocation and any other suggestions from the allocation panels are submitted to the United Way Board of Directors for their approval or changes.
Each community partner is also required to submit a bi-annual report to the United Way office for the perusal of the Community Investment Chair and Community Impact Coordinator to ensure funds are being spent correctly and on the approved programs.
Because of these checks and balances, we are able to assure all donors that the services of the community partners are not only needed but well managed and efficiently run.