UnitedWay of Escambia County
love. Seven local citizens started the Community Chest of Escambia County in 1924. Except for a brief closure during Depression years, this community service has operated uninterrupted into the 21st century, becoming the United Fund in 1957, and United Way of Escambia County in 1972. We have a long history and proven track record of sustainable and meaningful support of our community. Over the decades, the local campaign has partnered with other charitable entities. In 1943, still known as the Community Chest, the United Way partnered with the War Fund Drive, creating the first link between the local organization and federal employees. Today, a structured campaign works cooperatively with corporate workplaces, school district employees and the Combined Federal Campaign locally.