At a Glance

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Key highlights: Total Community Impact Investment (2022-23 Annual Campaign Allocations): $750,015; Grant Writing Investment: $3,742,706; In-Kind Diaper Donations: $12,574; TOTAL COMMUNITY INVESTMENT: $4,505,295

What is the United Way of the Laurel Highlands? 

A volunteer-driven, community leading organization responsible for creating, expanding, and accelerating social change in Cambria & Somerset Counties. We invest in the futures of children, families and those in need. With the help of our donors we drive measurable results.  

Core work 

  • Parental Engagement: Increase parental knowledge of child development  
  • and care. 
  • Early Childhood Development: Prepare all children socially, emotionally, and academically for kindergarten. 
  • Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention: Prevent substance abuse and promote healthy coping skills. 

Grant Writing 

The United Way’s focus on grant writing has delivered more than $12.8 Million in funding toward United Way initiatives and community programs. Find out more at 

Diaper Bank & SNAP at the Market

More than 34,000 diapers were provided to families in Cambria and Somerset Counties last year. About 1 in 3 families fall short by about 25 diapers a month. An average of 30 people a week are served at SNAP at the Market, which creates a way for SNAP users to redeem benefits for fresh, local produce from farmers at the Johnstown Farmers Market. In the first pilot period, about $9,700 in SNAP benefits and matching Fresh Bucks were spent at the market. 

Women United 

An affinity group focused on early childhood development & parental engagement. All women interested in making an impact in their community are welcome to join! Find out more at 

Meet our Partner Agencies.