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United Community Bank Foundation

We’re not just here to bank; we’re here to make lives richer and places better.


United Community Bank believes in the power of coming together for good. We’re inspired by stories about people coming together to make their communities and lives better. We want to participate in, and contribute to, that energy.  That’s why, in 2020, we created the United Community Bank Foundation to support local organizations that align with our employees interests, contributions and volunteer efforts.


A Letter from the CEO

Whether good is helping our customers, developing our team or supporting our community, we believe in coming together for positive progress. Leaving our world a little better than we found it is what motivates our service and is the idea upon which United Community Bank was built. We look forward to positively impacting our communities for generations to come.

Lynn Harton
Chairman and CEO, United Community Banks, Inc.

Highlights from our community of giving. 

Across our footprint, our teams consistently give of their time and heart to support their communities. Whether changing a flat tire for a customer, shaving their heads to fundraise for the fight against children’s cancer or turning the backyard of their branch into a community garden, our teams are focused on making a difference.


In 2020, we established the United Community Bank Foundation to help improve the financial health of the local communities that we serve. The Foundation established four key focus areas based on a survey of what causes mattered most to bank employees: economic empowerment, artistic expression, housing strategies and youth development.

Economic Empowerment

We know that financial health leads to happier lives. We use our skills to improve the financial health and well-being of our customers and ultimately our communities.

Artistic Expression

The presence of arts is linked to increased neighborhood livability, community identity, and social wellbeing. We support the arts because it helps build community, attracts businesses, creates new jobs, increases tax revenues and promotes tourism.

Housing Strategies

Homeownership plays a vital role in helping to build strong, stable communities. We use our skills to put more people on a pathway to home ownership, economic opportunity and financial security.

Youth Development

We support youth development because we believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to achieve their potential.

For more highlights from our community, view our 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.


The United Community Bank Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications.