About Us

RIVER REGION UNITED WAY is a locally-based nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving community conditions in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties in the River Region.

With our community partners, we work to create real, lasting change. We support community programs and initiatives that address community needs and support our goal of preventing problems from happening in the first place.

River Region United Way believes that everyone should have the opportunity for a good life, and that the building blocks for that life are Health, Education, Financial Stability and Basic Needs. Our goals and work in the community are centered on these four key focus areas.

LIVE UNITED is our call-to-action for the entire community. We believe our communities, working together, can achieve more than any single person or organization could alone. And we are advancing the common good in the River Region by providing ways for people to GIVE, ADVOCATE AND VOLUNTEER in support of our work.

With origins dating to 1923, the Community Chest of Montgomery (our original name) has a long history of supporting communities in what we now call the River Region. Through our affiliate agencies, we provide over $100 million in goods, services and economic impact to our communities.

River Region United Way regularly conducts Community Needs Assessments which we share with our community partners -- including, but not limited to, a variety of county, municipal and nonprofit organizations -- to facilitate collaboration and bring about positive and lasting change. Our studies have led to the establishment of Health Services, Inc. (1963), Goodwill Industries (1966), the Information and Referral Service (1977), the Montgomery Area Food Bank (1986), Success By Six (1992) and many others.

We invite you to LIVE UNITED with us - get involved by giving, advocating, and volunteering for the causes and issues that you care about and want to help improve. When you reach out a hand to one, you can influence the condition of all. It takes all of us working together to create a brighter future for our River Region.

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