The United Way Agency Directors Association (UWADA) is a coalition of Escambia County agency CEOs who direct a diverse group of nonprofit agencies that are certified United Way agencies. UWADA members may or may not receive funding from United Way.

UWADA works collaboratively to find solutions to community issues relating to health, housing, education, poverty, economic development, and the environment. This is done through a myriad of programs, including those addressing prevention, education, and basic human needs (food, shelter, and clothing).

Certification as a UWADA member may be applied for at any time during the year. However, to be considered for funding through the Community Investment Process, a United Way Funded Agency Certification packet must be submitted to United Way, along with copies of the agency’s Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt letter no later than the funding request application due date on or around February 16.

2017-18 UWADA members:

Autism Pensacola

Baptist Health Care Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast

Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE)

Campfire Gulf Wind Council

Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Centers

CDAC Behavioral Health

Children's Home Society of Florida, Western Division

Council on Aging of West Florida

Early Learning Coalition

Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition

Every Child a Reader in Escambia (ECARE)

FavorHouse of Northwest Florida

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast

Health and Hope Clinic

Independence for the Blind of West Florida

Legal Services of North Florida


Ministry Village at Olive

Pathways for Change

Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida

The ARC Gateway

United Ministries of Pensacola

United Way of Escambia

YMCA of Northwest Florida

For more information about UWADA, contact Melissa Lewis at 444-7120 or melissa@unitedwayescambia.org.