Capital Area United Way 

Mission Statement: To improve lives by leveraging partnerships in our community to advance the common good through education, income stability, and healthy living. Our Vision

Capital Area United Way (CAUW) envisions a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. Our mission is to solve our community’s toughest challenges by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good in education, income stability, and healthy living. In pursuit of this mission, we seek to partner with the most efficient and effective service providers in the Capital Region.

A total of 11 priority areas were developed with information gathered from community conversations, 2-1-1 data, and stakeholder engagement. These priority areas reflect the investments CAUW will make through direct service programs in the 2019-2022 funding cycle that runs from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022.

We continue to engage our community through Community Conversations.  Click here to join the conversation.

Early Childhood and Youth Success

Income Stability, Increased Employment Opportunities, Financial Education and Affordable Housing

Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Behavioral Health and Wellness

Access to Food, Emergency Shelter, Transportation, and Family Supports

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Supporting the Capital Area

In 2014, we engaged community partners (funded agencies and programs), community members and others from across the 10-parish capital area in meaningful conversations. They talked about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the community. What current challenges we are facing and the solutions that we need to focus on to make the biggest impact in the Greater Baton Rouge community. With this insight in mind, we created a plan for our future. The result: Capital Area United Way’s impact model.

For the first time in our 90 year history, Capital Area United Way opened its formal funding process to any 501c in our 10-parish service area with the ability to fit into our 11 programmatic strategies.  Agencies will receive three years of stabilized funding beginning July 1, 2016. Our Board of Directors is currently developing a plan to invest in our five community level strategies.

We're Making a Difference


Our team is working hard to improve housing, neighborhoods and communities for families.

Residents Participated in Community Conversations
Grant Applications Submitted to CAUW
$5 Million
Invested in the Community