Mission and Vision

Our Mission

To mobilize the caring power of Pickens County to improve communities and individual lives in measurable and lasting ways.

Our Vision

To lead Pickens County in creating and developing talents and resources to enhance the quality of life for individuals, families and the community.

Our Values

Honesty, integrity and respect are the foundations of our decision making process.

As good stewards, United Way of Pickens County plans proactively, using community input to measure our organizational effectiveness to ensure optimal utilization of funds.

United Way of Pickens County respects and honors the composition of our constituency and reflects this value in serving the needs of our community.

United Way of Pickens County values accountability and responsibility in the organization and seeks to cultivate personal responsibility among our community at large.

United Way of Pickens County promotes opportunities for self-improvement and lifelong learning in our community.

United Way of Pickens County values cooperation and collaboration with other agencies and organizations with similar missions.


We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.


Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.