Who We Are

Whether you need help finding resources to get you through these tough times, or you want to volunteer or make a financial gift, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is here for you.

Our Work

We believe in being there for people when they need us. By simply dialing 2-1-1, anyone in our community can speak to a real person and find the help they need - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are proud to be the caring voice on the other end of the line for our neighbors.

Learn more about NC 211 or find help today — just dial 2-1-1 

We believe in the transformative power of volunteerism. It is an experience that can change how we view and interact with the world around us and gives each of us the chance to be a “force for good." 

Find a volunteer opportunity today.

We believe our community is a better place when children are strong, healthy, and successful. We all benefit when they graduate from high school and are college and career-ready. In order to have the best chance at a good life, it’s important that their families and community are strong and healthy too. 

Read about the work that we are doing in partnership with Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, and more than 50 community partners.

We invest your donations in programs and initiatives that provide strong support for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in our community, from infants to elders. Some of these investments are made through annual grants to local nonprofits and others are contracts made to address specific issues, like behavioral and mental health supports for youth.  

See the full list of nonprofit organizations you are helping fund.

We can't do this work alone — we never have and never will.

  • We have great partnerships with individuals like you, people who volunteer their time and donate what they can.
  • We work closely with nonprofits and public institutions like our schools and health providers to see how we can work together in smarter ways.
  • And we have strong supporters among small businesses and large companies who help us find greater resources to do even more.


No matter the size of your gift, or the amount of time you have to volunteer, you are helping build a network of support that works to co-create a united and resilient community where everyone belongs and everyone thrives.

Make a Gift Today


Don't Stop Here, Learn More:

Read our latest blogs where we share more about our work with local schools and other community partners and highlight some of the great people in our community that step up to help others. You'll always learn something new and get a good dose of inspiration along the way. 

Our latest news feed is devoted to time-sensitive updates especially those about community resources like free food markets and the recent announcement about housing assistance for renters by the state. 

Check out some local press coverage.

Contact us through this online form or give us a call at (828) 255-0696. We'll be happy to help you get the information you need.