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About Us

The Town of Palm Beach United Way, previously known as the Palm Beach Community Chest, was founded in 1945 with the objective to raise and allocate funds to area charitable and philanthropic organizations.  The first campaign raised $70,575 to support 13 nonprofit agencies in Palm Beach County.  In the past 75 years the population of Palm Beach County has exploded from an estimated 100,000 in 1945 to more than 1.4 million today.  Society has changed, needs have changed, but the Town of Palm Beach United Way has kept its mission of improving lives and building a stronger, healthier community for all residents.  Over the years, our United Way has raised over $129 million to help those in Palm Beach County who need it the most.

our mission

To create long-lasting and measurable changes that improve lives and build strong communities throughout Palm Beach County by ensuring everyone has access to the building blocks for a good quality of life: education, health and financial stability.

our vision

We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their full potential.

our history

Click here to read about our over 75 years of impact in Palm Beach County.

diversity and inclusion

At the Town of Palm Beach United Way, we believe in an open and inclusive Palm Beach County. We work to break racial barriers and bridge equity gaps in education, the workforce, government and all sectors of our community. We believe that diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective helps generate stronger and more creative ideas to solve the complex problems of our ever-changing community.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make up every individual's identity.
We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.
We believe that each Town of Palm Beach United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.
We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

campaign materials

2021-2022 Annual Report


Annual Report 2021-2022