It takes everyone in our communities working together to create a brighter future. Through hard work, donations, and time, United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNWLA) has been able to do just that. In 2015, the local United Way raised $2.3 million which will help more than 100,000 people living in our communities during 2016.  More than 73 programs were funded through the grant allocation process, and a total of 95 programs will be funded in 2016 by United Way.

“By giving to United Way of Northwest Louisiana, you can have confidence that your contributions are invested wisely through our allocation grant process,” said Bruce Willson, President and CEO.

In 2015, more than 800 companies, businesses and organizations, and more than 15,000 individual donors participated in United Way’s Workplace Campaign.  Through the community’s donations, more than $1.5M will be reinvested into our communities.

At an announcement today, company and nonprofit representatives saw their contributions at work. Seventy-three organizations were funded through the grant allocation process for programs in the areas of education, financial stability, health and essential needs. The funds raised each year help children, families, elderly, the homeless, the sick, the abused and the neglected in a ten parish area.

Those in need are helped through tutoring programs, mentoring programs, health screenings, literacy programs, housing programs, food programs, after school programs, and so many more.

“United Way works to bring groups together to find solutions and work at a community-wide level to address change,” said Willson.


About the United Way of Northwest Louisiana

For nearly 100 years, United Way of Northwest Louisiana has improved lives of individuals by creating opportunities for a better life. The organization focuses efforts on specific goals in Education, Income and Health, while continuing to provide a safety net to ensure that the Basic Needs of individuals in crisis are still met.  United Way of Northwest Louisiana serves agencies throughout a ten parish region. Each United Way organization operates independently of each other and makes decisions at the local level.


2016 United Way of Northwest Louisiana Grant Recipients: 

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Assoc.
American Red Cross, North Louisiana Chapter
Bernstein Development
Biomedical Research Foundation of NWLA
Bossier Arts Council
Caddo Council on Aging
Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League
Campti Community Development Center
Career Compass of Louisiana
Catholic Charities of North Louisiana
CoHabitat Foundation
Community Renewal International
David Raines Community Health Centers
Desoto Healthcare Center
Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries
Families United for Change
Family Life Community Development Corporation
Family Resources for Education & Empowerment
Gingerbread House
Girl Scouts of Louisiana, Pines to the Gulf
Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana
HAP House
Holy Angels Residential Facility
HOPE Connections
Junior Achievement of North Louisiana
Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College
Louisiana Association for the Blind
Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Marlene Yu Museum
Martin Luther King Health Center
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Natchitoches Community Alliance Foundation
Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging
Northern Louisiana Area Interfaith Sponsoring Committee
Northwest Louisiana Food Bank
Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy
Norwela Council, Boy Scout of America
NZBC Urban Corporation
Plant a Seed in our Youth Foundation
Project Celebration
Project Reclaim of Minden
Providence House
Renesting Project
Sci-Port:  Louisiana Science Center
Shreveport Charter Foundation
Shreveport Green
Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet
Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission
St. Luke’s Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry
TEAMS (Training, Education & Mediation for Students)
The Arc Caddo Bossier
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana
The LSU in Shreveport Foundation
The Philadelphia Center
The Salvation Army, Shreveport Corps.
The Shreveport Bar Foundation
Tipitina’s Foundation
United Christian Home
Volunteers for Youth Justice
Volunteers of American of North Louisiana
Webster Voluntary Council on Aging
Youth Enrichment Program
YWCA of Northwest Louisiana