United in Our Communities

At United, we believe in leaving our world a little better than how we found it. This means dedicating ourselves to enhancing our communities, and going the extra mile for each other and our neighbors. We’re United for our communities and committed to coming together for good.
 

2021 Giving and Community Highlights

$276,650

Total charitable giving and sponsorships

100+

Number of organizations those grants supported​

6

states impacted with United employees' volunteer efforts

United Community Bank Foundation

United Community Bank believes in the power of people coming together for good. We want to inspire, lead, and strengthen our communities.

In 2020, we created the United Community Bank Foundation to support our four key areas that align with our employees’ interest, contributions, and volunteer efforts.

Latest Happenings in the Community

United's 9/11 National Day of Service

United employees across the footprint observed the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by honoring 9/11 victims and rewarding first responder heroes with acts of service throughout the first two weeks of September. Teams began their acts of service ahead of 9/11 by cooking lunch for first responders or dropping off thank-you gifts before the weekend started. Other teams honored victims on 9/11 with acts of remembrance and sacrifice.

Employees were encouraged to organize acts of service within their communities or participate in projects led by the Together for Good Council. In addition to the acts of service, the United Community Bank Foundation will make a total of $25,000 in donations to local organizations supporting first responders.

G-Force Robotics sponsored by United in Clayton, NC

The United team in Clayton, NC is proud to sponsor G-Force Robotics, Johnston County's first and North Carolina's largest all-girl robotics team.

Since forming in April, they have been hard at work prepping for upcoming robotics competitions. In addition to their STEM-focused programs and many hours spent in the shop, the team has also volunteered over 500 community service hours within Clayton and surrounding communities. The team is comprised of 12 young women in grades 9 through 12 from communities and schools across a tri-county area. The team seeks to encourage girls’ interest in STEM fields while also developing skills in business, marketing, and leadership.

Recently, the team presented their competition robot at the Clayton, NC Town Council Meeting and spoke to council members about their accomplishments and upcoming community service initiatives. We're so proud of all they've accomplished so far, and we can't wait to see what's to come!

School Tools donations in Greenville, SC

Our Greenville, SC teams partnered with United Way of Greenville County and their School Tools Initiative to collect backpacks and school supplies for children in our community. Through the generosity of our team members, we were able to donate 141 filled backpacks and serve over 27 volunteer hours working with the United Way team.

Seaside bankers volunteer in "The Big Backpack Build"

We’re still in the middle of summer, but Seaside bankers down in Orlando, Florida are already thinking about back to school! This group, partnering with the Together for Good Council, donated to the “A Gift for Teaching” organization.
 
The donation, along with their volunteer efforts, allowed Seaside to support “The Big Backpack Build” event. They filled 15,000 backpacks with school supplies that will be given to underprivileged students for the upcoming school year. The event took place at the Valencia West Campus in Orlando. While this group has donated to the organization before, it was the first time they got in on the hands-on action of stuffing the bookbags.

The bankers say it was great opportunity to give back to our community – and – “We had so much fun doing it!”  Thanks to these teammates for their commitment to our communities!

Annual Reports

ESG Corporate Responsibility Report

2021 Community Impact Report