Community Investment

Impact Council members meet at a table

Investing in Programs that Work.

Through the generosity of the community, the three United Way of Pickens County volunteer Impact Councils work to strategically invest in high quality, impactful programs in the priority areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Community Basic Services. Trained volunteers from the community serve on these Impact Councils and work year round to understand, plan and make decisions about community conditions, needs and opportunities as they relate to improving Pickens County and to achieving United Way's bold goals. All Councils are strategically focused on achieving outcomes based on select, priority issues. 

2022-2023 Impact Goals

Impact Area: Education

Bold Goal: 70% of 3rd graders will be reading on grade level by 2025.


Impact Area: Financial Stability

Goal: Families and individuals will find a pathway out of poverty.


Impact Area: Community Basic Services

Goal - Supporting Services for Families and Individuals in Times of Need

  • Individuals and families will have access to food, meeting their hunger and nutrition needs.
  • Individuals and families will have access to shelter and to assistance that helps them meet their shelter needs.
  • Individuals will have access to medical, mental health, counseling and addiction services.
  • Individuals and families will have transportation available to help meet basic daily needs.