Our Foundation


Take your donation further with a gift to the United Way Foundation of Central Washington.



The United Way Foundation is a supporting organization of United Way of Central Washington with the exclusive purpose to benefit and support our mission of advancing the common good by investing in local health & human services programs that improve the lives of thousands of residents in Yakima and Kittitas Counties every year.

A sound investment today and for generations to come

Consider your gift as a sound investment that benefits you and your family today, and that you are impacting the future of our community for generations to come. Funds held by United Way Foundation of Central Washington are professionally managed and are monitored by a volunteer Board of Directors who share your interest in preserving the well-being of our community.

Our Strategy

With the needs of our community continuing to grow and evolve year after year, we are committed now more than ever before to be the agent for change in our community for generations to come. 

The goal of the administrative endowment campaign is to raise funds for the United Way Foundation, funding organization administrative costs and allowing 100% of donations to be invested in local community programs. The Foundation is both a partner and a supporter of the United Way. Your gift to the Foundation will be used by a trusted organization to meet changing needs in Yakima and Kittitas Counties for generations to come.

Be a part of the future

Your support of the endowment will ensure stable funding during challenging economic times – like now – when human service needs are heightened.  It will also expand capacity for emergency response programs in times of crisis or natural disaster.  

There are two easy ways that you can help. 

  • An outright gift – Support the endowment fund now through traditional gifts, donated stock, or with a Donor Advised Fund.  Qualified Charitable Deductions from an IRA is a tax-savvy way to support your community and meet the IRS’s Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).  
  • A deferred gift – Include United Way of Central Washington in your will/bequest or make United Way of Central Washington the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA or retirement plan or consider United Way of Central Washington as part of the succession plan of a Donor Advised Fund. 

Contact the Foundation

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      Pegasus Project Foundation  $50,000 to replace and upgrade their irrigation system.

      Wellness House  $25,000 to assist in remodel of their new location on Summitview Avenue.

      Madison House  $50,000 to replace broken HVAC unit.

      Rod's House  $17,758 new appliances and office equipment for the Sunnyside Young Adult Shelter.

      La Casa Hogar  $35,502 assistance in the building for their La Escualita Program

     Yakima Valley Museum  $25,000 STEM Interactive display

     Yakima Neighborhood Health  $148,980 enrichment Center for transitional housing at the Rhonda Hauff Resource Center

  And many more..... Over $865,000 awarded since 2007                     






Foundation Board Leadership

Mike Broadhead

Vice President
Tony Klein – Banner Bank (Retired)

Pete Bansmer – Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Board Chair


Charlie Eglin – Tri-Ply Construction

Jan Luring – McDonald’s

Dr. Duane Monick – Yakima Heart Center (Retired)

Alex Hodge – Horizon Distibution

Larry Mattson - Jacobs