About the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore

Our Mission:

To create and enhance opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in Education, Financial Stability and Health for all

Who We Are:

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore is a local, independent, non-profit organization established in 1944.  For over 70 years, our United Way has focused on improving the lives of our neighbors in need in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, and Dorchester Counties. The organization, which is the largest non-governmental source of funding for area nonprofit agencies, provides support for 74different local programs with a special focus on Education, Financial Stability and Health. In the last year, United Way has impacted the lives of over 82,000 people on the Lower Shore by providing almost $1.4 million in funding to 33 local agencies. See our 2016 Annual Report for more information.


In 2015, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore received a Gold Level GuideStar nonprofit profile, demonstrating the organization's committment to transparency.  


Learn more about how United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore changes lives in our community by visiting our Community Impact page.