What We Do

The Town of Palm Beach United Way helps advance the common good for those in need throughout Palm Beach County by focusing on programs and priorities that promote Education, Income, and Health. We achieve this by supporting quality programs that address these areas, engaging people in our community and generating resources.

The Town of Palm Beach United Way has made a commitment to its donors to ensure funds raised during our annual campaign are effectively and efficiently invested to address critical health and human service needs throughout Palm Beach County.  We believe that quality programs and services can only be accomplished consistently and over the long run if an agency has the appropriate governance, financial, and administrative structure in place.  To demonstrate our core value of stewardship, an annual community review process that allows volunteers to assess agency quality is conducted.

Allocation teams consist of community volunteers who serve as the eyes and ears of thousands of our donors.  Volunteer teams visit each of the Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agencies, educating themselves regarding the agency's mission and efforts to make a positive difference in the community.  During the entire process, information is shared with the volunteers so they can get a better understanding of each agency and its mission to serve those in need. 

These committed volunteers spend three months and countless hours examining community needs and agency services and all decisions made by Allocation Teams are made by consensus after reviewing audits, 990s, site visits and submitted applications.