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girl with ice cream and bicycleUnited Way of Southwest Louisiana and its family of agencies are making an impact for the greater good in our community. Its Initiatives are also changing lives by targeting unfilled needs.

Underneath everything we are and underneath everything we do, we are all people.

Connected, interdependent, UNITED.


We have the ability to initiate projects independently when we identify a critical need that is not being met. We are the authority on recognizing community needs and our goal is always to work quickly and efficiently to help those most vulnerable.


Our competitive grant process is for nonprofit agencies and organizations serving Southwest Louisiana’s human services needs in the areas we have identified as critical for long-term success. Creating change requires everyone to work together.

United Way of Southwest Louisiana continues to focus on measurable results while meeting critical health and human service needs in our community through:

  • Education - Early Childhood & Youth Success
  • Economic Mobility - Helping individuals and families pave a path to financial independence. 
  • Health - Helping individuals live quality lives and achieve maximum health and independence.
  • Basic Needs - Assisting people in times of need

SWLA 2022 Report Card