We unite community resources to address our community's greatest needs. 

Our staff, volunteers, donors, and agency partners create lasting, sustainable changes that transform lives and build a thriving community for us all. 


We create partnerships

At our core, United Way is a connector and convener. We believe that lasting change occurs when we partner together and work toward a common goal. That's why we've teamed up with state, regional, and local partners to turn ideas into action.. Through these partnerships, we're able to make tangible progress toward building a stronger, more equitable Central Washington for all our neighbors.

We raise money.  

We work with a dedicated group of volunteers and Campaign Coordinators who lead their companies and organizations to raise funds to address our community's areas of greatest need. 

We vet agencies.  

We do the due diligence that individual donors don’t always have the time, resources, or knowledge to do. Local people volunteer their time to vet all of the nonprofits we fund in the areas of quality programming, governance, finance, and sustainability.  

We fund solutions. 

We empower people to unite and solve complex problems here in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. Our fundraising campaign dollars are allocated to 41 local agencies and 54 programs within those agencies to support critical needs of children and their parents or caregivers. 


How UW works