About Us

Our Mission

The Prosperity Center improves lives by creating a one-stop resource for community members to improve their financial knowledge, skills, and stability.

United Way of Frederick County strives to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and programs proudly reflect the Frederick County community, its many faces, cultures, and walks of life without regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental disabilities.

Our Vision

Using the collective impact model, the Prosperity Center is working to develop a holistic, integrated approach to improving the financial security of Frederick County residents. We function as a one-stop hub to allow community members access to a wide range of services, including income supports, employment and education services, financial education, asset building services, and more.

Location & Services

The Prosperity Center opened its doors in April, 2014. Located in the Bernard W. Brown Community Center on North Market Street in Frederick, it is a partnership among the United Way of Frederick County, the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, and the Frederick Coalition for Financial Success (FCFS). Current services include the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Prosperity Savings Accounts, free financial education classes, and access to an array of community resources.


What's Your Story?

Powerful stories about what's happening on the ground help us advocate for policies and raise awareness about important issues. United Way of Frederick County works every day to make Frederick the very best place to live, work and raise our families...

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you! Please do not hesitate to stop by, drop us a note or e-mail, or call if you have a question or something to share with us.

Mailing Address

Bernard W. Brown Community Center 629 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701


Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Main Phone



[email protected]