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3525 7th Ave SW Suite 201
Olympia, WA 98502

Contact: Paul Larsen

Director of Community Impact
(360) 943-2773 ext.113


United Way of Thurston County Approves $150,000 in Funding for Youth Education & Support...

Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2022

COVID-19 Response & Recovery Volunteers

Thank you for joining United Way of Thurston County in our response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support means a great deal as we unite to mobilize the caring power of our community to fight for the health,...

Posted: Wednesday, March 10, 2021


3525 7th Ave SW Suite 201
Olympia, WA 98502
Contact: Paul Larsen
Director of Community Impact
(360) 943-2773 ext.113

December 16, 2020 - Olympia, Wash. — United...

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Caliber Home Loans, Inc. announced it raised $500,000 nationally for United Way as part of its “Caliber Kindness” fundraising initiative to benefit food
banks and other vital community support services related to COVID-19 relief efforts. This is their first relationship with United Way Worldwide.
The funds, which include almost 2,000 donations from Caliber Home Loans employees and a generous company match...
Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

March 23, 2020, Olympia, Wash. — The Thurston County COVID-19 Community Response Fund is now accepting requests from Thurston County residents who...

Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

October 2, 2019, Olympia, Wash. — United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board met on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to award federal funds received from the Department of Homeland Security to organizations providing emergency food and shelter to individuals and/or families in Thurston County.

Under federal funding guidelines, organizations...

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

January 25, 2019, Olympia, Wash. — On January 24, United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) activated its Emergency Assistance Fund, a community-wide effort to provide rapid financial assistance to furloughed federal workers, essential personnel who are working without pay and federal contract employees affected by the ongoing partial government shutdown.

On January 25, the shutdown has ended, temporarily.

"We're relieved to learn...

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019
December 4, 2018, OLYMPIA – The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for below freezing weather
patterns in the Puget Sound area during the next five days. In response to this predicted weather
pattern, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is issuing a “Code Blue” advisory
to increase shelter capacity beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, and extending
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thurston County’s 2018 Consolidated Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open, as of February 28, 2018.  The 2018 Consolidated RFP encompasses funding for the following four (4) programs:
  • Community Investment Partnership (CIP)
  • Homeless and Affordable Housing, including federal HOME program funds as well as SHB 2060 and ESHB 2163 funds
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for City of Tumwater...
Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018