United Way of the Cape Fear Area (UWCFA) serves (4) counties: New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Columbus. The overall population of the Cape Fear Area is now estimated at over 400,000 residnts and growing rapidly.
UWCFA has been celebrating its 75th Anniversary, having been founded in 1941. Over the past several years, the community-wide campaign has raised approximately $2.2 million each year, mostly from company-wide campaigns. A major gifts/planned giving program is now in its third year.
UWCFA adopted the United Way "Community Impact Model" nine years ago, and now invests in 39 local programs and initiatives in the Impact Areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability.