United Way of Bedford County
Welcome to the new website for United Way of Bedford County.
United Way of Bedford County is a “Volunteer-driven non-profit” that provides financial assistance to non-profits agencies right here in our community. We can only succeed in our goal to improve the lives of our fellow Bedford Countians through your generosity through you participation in our funding campaigns and the support of our fundraisers.
Funds raised in Bedford County are used to fund non-profits in Bedford County. Through our allocation committee fund are distributed to agencies which provide services and assistance to your family, friends and neighbors.
In addition to helping fund more than 15 non-profits in the county, United Way of Bedford County is also active in events such as Water Safety Day, Child Safety Day, Stuff the School Bus for school supplies for students in need and the Backpack Program providing food for students who might go hungry otherwise.
By mobilizing the caring power of our community we believe that together we can build a stronger Bedford County. Our actions today will make a difference.
Join with us to provide relevant high quality education, while supporting the health and safety of Bedford County residents of all ages and all walks of life. Your donations, your advocacy and your time matter.
UWBC celebrated 25 years of serving Bedford County in 2015 and we look forward to the next 25 years.
United Way of Bedford County takes our role as steward of donor money very seriously. We engage community volunteers to oversee every aspect of our management and financial systems to ensure that we are operating at the highest levels of professionalism and excellence. We also submit to an annual independent audit to ensure continued financial responsibility and accountability to inspire trust and confidence in all our stakeholders.
United Way Worldwide Standards of Excellence
All United Ways are separate, nonprofit corporations who raise funds for their local communities and are governed by local volunteers. To operate under the umbrella of United Way, members must adhere to very strict membership requirements, including United Way Worldwide’s Standards of Excellence. These standards require participating United Ways to submit a detailed self-assessment biannually and detailed revenue and expense information yearly, plus an annual certification to very strict legal, governance, trademark, ethics, reporting, designation fee, and audit requirements.