The United Way of Dickinson County began serving the Dickinson County area more than 40 years ago starting out as a Community Chest and Red Feather Organization before becoming known as the United Way. The United Way of Dickinson County was incorporated in the State of Michigan as a non-profit organization in 1987. The organization from its start has always been locally run with a Board made up of local citizens who carefully oversee the administration of funds.
The United Way of Dickinson County Inc. will provide an annual campaign to raise funds for non-profit agencies and programs serving the human health and welfare needs of the residents of Dickinson County and the surrounding area. It will also assess the community needs to avoid duplication of services and make sure that needed services are provided.