Who We Are


United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties invests in children and their families. By focusing on programs that help young children and their families, we can remove the barriers and break the cycle of poverty.  

Through strong families and successful kids, we can create a thriving and connected community.


United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties works from the heart to unite caring people to tackle our community’s toughest challenges. We lead, support, and invest in community efforts to ensure all our children are prepared to succeed in school and in life.

We fight for the education and financial stability of every person.

To achieve meaningful and measureable improvements, we:

- Lead collaboratively.
- Raise, leverage, and invest funds

- Advocate effectively.
- Engage and inspire volunteers.



A place where communities and individuals embrace the potential in each other and elevate opportunities for success.


YOU - Donating, advocating, and volunteering to break the cycle of poverty; help kids be prepared for school; support youth engagement in our community.

UNITED WAY STAFF  - Lending our expertise in volunteerism, convening, data collection and analysis, evaluation and capacity building, early childhood education, and more.

FUNDED NONPROFIT PARTNERS - Collaborating to share best practices and create community-wide solutions.

CORPORATIONS & SMALL BUSINESS - Investing time and money into the communities that need us the most.

VOLUNTEERS - Lending a hand to communities in need through mentoring, cleaning up neighborhoods, coaching, and more.

COMMUNITY MEMBERS - Empowering themselves with the skills and resources they need to thrive!

LOCAL & STATE GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES - Working together on critical legislation and public policy.

We invite you to join us in this important work. Whether you’re a donor, volunteer, or advocate, you are LIVING UNITED. And great things happen when we LIVE UNITED.

It is not enough to feed a hungry family or protect a child from violence, we need to change the conditions that lead to hunger and violence in the first place. We work together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, the media, individual community members, and nonprofits -- because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need. We believe in advancing the common good through strategic focus on the building blocks of a good life -- education, financial stability, health and basic needs. The ability to affect positive change begins with a single act: your decision to give in a way that matters to you. Whether money, time, or your voice, your action is combined with those of your neighbors together the power to make an impact is multiplied. The generosity of our donors enables us to provide grants for outcome based programs and collaborative projects that address core needs and achieve lasting, measurable results.