Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


United Way of Central Washington fosters and promotes an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work. We recognize that diversity encompasses a broad spectrum of identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, and lived experiences. We celebrate the richness that each individual brings to our community and acknowledge the importance of valuing and affirming diverse perspectives and experiences.

We believe that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to the table, and we strive to create spaces where all voices are heard, respected, and valued. By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles, we aim to ensure that every United Way community member—whether a donor, volunteer, advocate, or employee—has equal access to opportunities and resources for solving community problems.

United Way of Central Washington is committed to addressing systemic barriers and promoting equity for all individuals, particularly those who have been historically marginalized or underserved. We understand that structural racism, ethnic discrimination, and other forms of oppression have contributed to the persistence of disparities in our communities, and we are dedicated to dismantling these barriers through intentional action and advocacy.

In alignment with our commitment to DEI, we expect our staff, volunteers, and community partners to uphold these values in all aspects of their work. We actively engage with community members, particularly those whose voices have historically been marginalized, to ensure that our programs and initiatives are inclusive, culturally responsive, and effective in addressing the needs of all residents.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community. Together, we can build a more equitable and inclusive future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. LIVE UNITED.