Our History

United We Fight. United We Win.

Helping people and improving community since 1956.

For over 68 years, United Way of Northeast Louisiana has been the unifying force that brings together passionate individuals, businesses, government entities, and non-profits to create positive, lasting change, improve lives, and strengthen our community. We accomplish this by mobilizing partners and resources throughout the 12-parish region of Northeast Louisiana. In an effort to identify and respond to our community's most critical needs, we've developed community aspirations, strategies, and goals focused on education, financial stability, and health – the building blocks for a better quality of life.

Through research, collaborations with community and corporate partners, investing in programs and initiatives, conducting listening sessions to receive critical feedback from NELA residents, and engaging volunteers to inspire action and advance our work in the community, these strategies improve lives and create a stronger, healthier community for all.

Learn more about our work below.