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Capital Area United Way (CAUW)

Capital Area United Way (CAUW) has been serving the Baton Rouge area since 1925. Over the years, there have been changes to better serve and more efficiently meet the needs of our community. CAUW originated as The Baton Rouge Community Chest. Its first fund drive was called the “Community Chest Campaign.” The modern United Way movement, shifting emphasis of ownership from agencies to contributors, began here in 1952. In 1976, the name officially changed to Capital Area United Way.
Capitol Area United Way


United Way is an autonomous organization, run by a volunteer Board of Directors.. Its mission is "Helping People–Improving Communities.”

CAUW funds health and human service agencies in the 10-parish area including: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

If you would like to volunteer your time or services to those people who need help in the capital area, please contact Volunteer Baton Rouge! at 927-8270.

For more information about the Capital Area United Way and the agencies that it serves, visit the Capital Area United Way. Capital Area United Way External web link not maintained by City of Baton Rouge

Capital Area United Way
700 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 383-2643
Fax: (225) 383-9922