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United Way of West Florida fights for the education of every person in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. 

To improve education outcomes in our community, we work to leverage resources by strategically investing in quality programs through our Community Investment Process; building and participating in partnerships and coalitions; and advocating for policies that help students and learners of all ages.

Partner Agencies that receive Community Investment grant funding for education programs are required to submit regular reports identifying how funds are used to support programmatic efforts to improve education outcomes, such as:


  • 78% of youth served graduated on time
  • 81% of children (k-3) served are reading on grade level


2023-24 Funded Partners (Education Programs)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Beyond School Walls - $10,000

Serving Escambia County


Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Inc

Academic Success - $28,000

Serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties


Central Gulf Coast CDF Freedom Schools

Harambee: Let's all pull together - $19,000

Serving Escambia County


Children's Home Society

Teenspace - $15,500

Serving Escambia County


Council on Aging of West Florida

Foster Grandparent Program - $24,000

Serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counites


Every Child a Reader in Escambia

Reading Pals - $11,000

Serving Escambia County


James B Washington Education and Sports, Inc.

Tutoring Towards Tomorrow's Dreams - Academic Tutorial Program - $9,000

Serving Escambia County


PACE Center for Girls INC

Girls Earning Diplomas (GED) Program - $8,000

Serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counites


Young Mens Christian Association

Yreads - $10,000

Serving Escambia County