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 funds distribution process, a United Way Funded Agency Certification packet must be submitted to United Way in care of the Director of Community Impact, 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 January 31.

2015 UWADA members:

American Red Cross

AMIkids Pensacola

Arc Gateway

Autism Pensacola

Baptist Foundation/Speech & Hearing

Bay Area Food Bank

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Boy Scouts of America

Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast


Capstone Adaptive Learning Centers

Chain Reaction

Children's Home Society

Community Action Program

Community Drug & Alcohol

Community Enterprise Investments

Council On Aging of West FL

Covenant Alzheimer’s Services

Covenant Hospice

Early Learning Coalition


Esc. County Healthy Start

Esc. County Public Schools Foundation

Favor House

First Tee of Northwest Florida

Girl Scouts

Goodwill Easter Seals

Gulf Coast Kids House

Health & Hope Clinic

Independence for the Blind

Lakeview Center

Leaning Post Ranch

Learn to Read of NW Florida

Legal Services of North Florida

Lutheran Services of Florida

Manna Food Bank

Milk & Honey Outreach Ministry

Ministry Village

N.W. Florida Legal Services

New Beginnings

PACE Center for Girls

Pathways for Change

Ronald McDonald House

Seastars Aquatics

The Salvation Army

United Ministries

United Way of Escambia County


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