History of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties

What began as the " Daytona Beach Community Fund" in 1941 has grown into today's United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties.  The evolution of our organization demonstrates our commitment to our community and to creating lasting change.  


The Daytona Beach Community Fund was the humble begins of what later became United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties.  The organization was founded to bring together resources in Daytona Beach to help those in need. 


The Community Chest became the United Way of Volusia County and joined the network of more than 1,000 United Way's across America.  

The United Way of Volusia responded to a recommendation from the Volusia Council of Governments that a
single community service entry point needed to be created to increase public awareness and enhance access to services when in need. Since then United Way's information and referral (I&R) service has worked to effectively serve the community and position itself as a standards driven, quality based program. 

United Way's Volunteer Center is one of Volusia and Flagler Counties largest resources devoted solely to the promotion and nurturing of volunteerism and community service. Working within the community since 1977, the Volunteer Center plays an integral role in United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties' mission to increase the organized capacity of our community to care for its people.


Community Foundation established.
The Community Foundation is an endowment fund for Volusia and Flagler Counties. It is another way to give apart from the annual campaign. It is a legacy, a perpetual gift to our community, and a memorial to you and your family.