About Us

The mission of the United Way of Bristol is to bring together resources to help people in our community live healthy, productive lives.

United Way of Bristol brings people and resources together to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes to prevent problems before they occur. We know it takes the entire community working together to effect change. LIVE UNITED!


Because we… are dedicated to helping individuals and families who are vulnerable and at risk meet their emergency needs, stabilize their lives and ultimately achieve a better quality of life.

Because we… draw upon local knowledge, data and expertise to understand our community’s needs in order to identify where gaps exist and concentrate on what works in addressing them, serving as a powerful advocate on critical health and human issues.

Because for …  70 years, United Way of Bristol (formerly Community Chest of Bristol and the United Fund of Bristol) has been our community’s human service leader, encouraging all residents to support our efforts to provide services for people in crisis situations.

Because we… have an annual fundraising campaign to raise the dollars necessary to provide financial support to organizations and initiatives that help prevent our most vulnerable citizens, especially children from falling through the cracks.

Because each year…  all United Way of Bristol partner agencies go through a rigorous evaluation process to determine that the dollars allocated to their programs are being utilized effectively and efficiently.

Because…  all money contributed to the United Way of Bristol stays in our local community, unless designated otherwise by the donor.