About Us

About UsOur Vision

To advance the common good by creating lasting changes to improve lives in our communities.

Our Mission

Together we inspire and empower our community; creating long-lasting impact.

About Us

United Way of West Central Connecticut originated as the Community Chest of Bristol, Connecticut in 1922 and later expanded into the towns of Burlington and Plymouth. United Way of Bristol, Burlington, and Plymouth merged with United Way of Plainville in 1996 to form United Way of West Central Connecticut. United Way of West Central Connecticut is one of 15 independent United Ways in Connecticut and one of 1,800 national and worldwide agencies. United Way of West Central Connecticut has been in partnership with individuals, businesses, and organizations working to improve community life for over 100 years.

Local United Ways create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying root causes facing individuals and families. United Ways' common focus areas are Education, Health, and Financial Stability. 

It takes everyone in the community to work together to create a brighter future. United Way of West Central Connecticut brings together people who live and work from across all four towns. We connect the community, government, businesses, faith groups, nonprofits, and organized labor to provide services for those in need. Together we can do more than any of us can do alone.

United Way of West Central Connecticut is governed by a Board of Directors and serves the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, and Plymouth/Terryville.

The New Model

In 2001, United Way of West Central Connecticut began a business transformation process. This process has resulted in a new business model in an effort to become more relevant and effectively impact the communities we serve. United Way is still the most effective way for you to invest and participate in your community.