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 Community Bank Partners with Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Eric Dunlap, a United Community Bank Mortgage Loan Originator in the Atlanta area, participated in the Fall Super Saturday Holiday Expo for Home Buyer Education on November 19. Sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the Expo sought to teach clients the key steps in reaching homeownership. Dunlap served as a panelist along with fellow United Community Bank MLO Jennine Hunter, to offer insight into mortgage-related questions. Johnette Brown, Senior Director of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, was the facilitator for the panel discussions. The Urban League aims to help clients become homeowners and stay in their home for years to come.

United bankers honoring Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day, we are celebrating America's veterans through acts of kindness and service across our footprint. We're also proud to highlight some of the veterans on our team. They shared their thoughts on what serving our country meant to them and what we can do to honor the veterans in our country. Please take the time to read their stories by clicking here and join us in thanking them for what they did and continue to do.

Our teams are finding unique ways to thank and support veterans in their communities including organizing collection drives for care packages to send to military personnel, assembling and distributing care boxes to military families, raising funds to supply a veteran with training to train their own service dog, and writing thank you cards. In addition to the acts of service, the United Community Bank Foundation will be making a total of $25,000 in donations to local organizations that support veterans.

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.

Annual Reports

ESG Corporate Responsibility Report

2021 Community Impact Report