About Us

United Way of Northeast Kentucky (UWNEK) is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization that works with partner agencies and other community organizations to improve lives in neighborhoods, schools and workplaces. We do this by focusing on the building blocks that effect quality of life – superior education, stable income and good health.

Since 1936, UWNEK has served northeastern Kentucky providing hope and safety for thousands. Through collaboration, programming and a tradition of leadership, we focus on producing results that strengthen families, nurture children and youth, promote health and wellness, and empower neighborhoods and communities.

Based in Ashland, UWNEK serves Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Lawrence, and Greenup counties. We invite you to partner with UWNEK as we work to create lasting and meaningful change throughout our region.

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