What does Granville County United Way do? Here’s a 30-second pitch on what we do and what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Granville County United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health – the building blocks for a good life and meeting emergency needs – food, clothing and shelter.

Everyone can win when kids succeed in school, families are financially stable, and people have good health. The goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.

We have different points of view, but we are united for the common good. Together, united, we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a brighter future.

Diversity and inclusion are vital to achieving our mission, living our values, and advancing the common good. GCUW is committed to diversity and inclusion within its own organization and the community. Therefore, GCUW has an approved Diversity and Inclusion statement and/or principle and policy that takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are.
The officers, directors, committee members, employees and persons served by GCUW are selected in a manner to promote diversity and inclusion and entirely on a non-discriminatory basis with respect to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, familial status, or socio-economic status and in support of the GCUW’s Diversity and Inclusion statement and/or principle and policy.
That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.



At United Way, we focus on advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing the system to help us all. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when individuals and families are financially stable, and people are healthy.


United Way focuses on education, income, and health because they are the foundation for a successful life. United Way, partner agencies, community experts, and volunteer teams work together to identify the most important community needs and develop impact strategies designed to address the underlying causes. Our funding model ensures collaboration, efficiency, innovation, and accountability.


United Way plays a crucial role in our community. No individual or organization can solve our community’s problems alone. United Way brings together community stakeholders, contributors, and agency partners to create collaborative and innovative approaches to community issues. Working together, we can provide emergency services, basic needs, and create opportunities in the areas of education, income and health.


Becoming a part of the change is easier than you might think. United Way is asking everyone to give, advocate, and volunteer because together our resources, voices, and actions can make a real difference right here in our community.


United Way’s Community Investment Process focuses resources and relies on local expertise to provide solutions to the most critical needs facing Granville County. Our funding model strategically invests in health and human service partners and projects that demonstrate collaboration, efficiency, and effective use of resources with measurable results.

Community Investment volunteers along with community experts and United Way staff work together to identify and fund the best programs in our community.


  • Our County faces some serious challenges:
  • The Granville County Schools School District is located in Oxford, NC and includes 17 schools that serve grades PK through 12 and has a dropout rate of just over 7%.
  • The poverty rate is 14.3%.
  • 35% of all adults are overweight and 38.7% are obese in our community.


United Way encourages, funds, and oversees the very best health and human service programs in the areas of education, income and health. Our approach is unique because we address not only immediate needs, but we also work towards changing the status quo so that people can avoid problems in the first place. It is about investing in the foundation and in the future.


United Way is advancing the common good by collaborating with outstanding community programs and initiatives. United Way brings money, expertise and capacity-building to help them thrive and expand.


United Way provides efficient and cost-effective systems, policies, and processes that enable the delivery of programs and initiatives while ensuring the highest levels of transparency and accountability. Strong fiscal management, annual audits, legal and regulatory requirements, and oversight from a volunteer board of directors ensures that United Way remains open and accountable.

Our United Way receives an annual audit from an independent accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in the United States of America.

Please call 919.693.5205 for more information on becoming a part of Granville County United Way.  Our staff and volunteers will answer your questions about volunteering, making contributions, receiving assistance and running an internal workplace campaign.

Granville County United Way
600 College St. Room 220
Oxford, N.C. 27565