How is the Adams County Community Foundation different from the United Way?

Both organizations are important resources for our local community. Some have described the differences by suggesting the United Way is more like the community's checkbook, raising and distributing money annually, while the ACCF is more like a savings account, distributing grants from a long-term fund in perpetuity. In addition, the United Way primarily focuses on health and human services, while the ACCF's scope of funding is much broader and includes areas such as economic development, education, community betterment, the arts, culture, and human services.