We are responding to our neighbors in need with help right now—and for the long-term support we know they’ll need. Contact us for help, or to support our COVID Fund.

211 Helpline

Call the 211 Maryland United Way Helpline for assistance with food; rent, mortgage, or utility bills; healthcare, childcare, and more. Free. Confidential. Available 24/7 in 150 languages.

What your donation buys

provides and eye exam and glasses for one person

buys six healthy, nutritious meals for a family in need

buys basic household goods for two families moving into permanent housing

provides five computer tablets for students and families to help bridge the digital divide

buys scrubs, safety glasses, and stethoscopes for 8 students in our training programs for healthcare jobs

ALICE report

ALICE® Report: A Study of
Financial Hardship in Maryland

Learn more about the people whose jobs allow us to navigate our lives with ease, but who can’t afford the essentials—like housing, food, healthcare, childcare, and transportation.


Equity For All

We respect and value all people without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or citizenship status, age or ability status. We expect our partner organizations, grantees, staff, volunteers, board members, vendors, and key collaborators to uphold these standards. Learn More

What does United Way do?

We help people like no one else—especially during crises. Watch our video about how we strengthen lives and neighborhoods.

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For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland has been improving lives in the communities it serves: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, Maryland.

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