What We Do

 

UNITED WAY OF CHELAN AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES CREATES A MORE EDUCATED, PROSPEROUS, AND HEALTHY COMMUNITY

Since 1939 we have listened to, worked with, and supported our community for social service needs.  Our work is about creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems, not just addressing the symptoms.  Our work is aligned to make the greatest impact through collective action, increased capacity for local nonprofits, and program investments.

Our Vision

If you believe every child should have the opportunity to succeed in school, every family can provide for their needs and every home is safe and caring, then you believe what we believe. 

 

United Way is here to connect your talents and financial contributions with thousands of
other people who share this belief.  Together we can make a more educated, prosperous
and healthy community.

That’s why our work is focused on the building
blocks for a good life:

Early Learning - Removing early childhood barriers so every child has the potential to succeed.

Alleviation of Poverty –  Alleviating poverty
by promoting accessibility of opportunities and resources.

Youth Engagement – Creating lifelong volunteers, donors, and advocates.

Our Role

United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties brings together local partners and national funders to have focused impact. 

We invest in expert programs with measured results that are aligned to create sustainable change.

We bring best practices into our community that enable our partners to work better.

Our work cannot be done alone.  We create collaborative relationships with community partners to get things done.

Each United Way is independently governed by a local volunteer board, in order to best meet our local needs and opportunities. We must, however, adhere to a stringent set of United Way Worldwide membership standards that focus on governance, ethics, financial management, and general operations.