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The Women’s Leadership Council announced its fourth year of funding to support women and children in Thurston County. Thanks to members of the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) and the philanthropic community, $20K in grants will help strengthen and support four nonprofit organizations during the 2014-2015 funding cycle.

“We know the economy is impacting lives of women and their families so we hope...

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014



Many of you may have heard about the mudslide disaster that devastated Oso, Wash., on March 22nd. As of today, the list of missing people is shrinking, but the death toll continues to rise. We are very proud of the many first responders and volunteers who are working tirelessly in...

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

United Way of Thurston County is now accepting applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grants. EFSP is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program to provide supplemental assistance to social service agencies providing emergency food and shelter. While Thurston County did not qualify for a direct award in this current funding Phase 31, State Set Aside Funds in the amount of $9,850...

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

United Way of Thurston County and the Thurston County Health and Human Services Council (HHSC) have created the Community Investment Partnership (CIP) and are combining financial resources for a one year grant cycle in Thurston County. The goal of this partnership is to increase impact around targeted community social and health priorities. By coordinating public and private resources we will:
• Amplify...

Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014

We're excited to share the recipes and wine pairings from the 5th annual Straight from the Heart Winemaker Dinner!


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Posted: Monday, March 3, 2014

United Way of Thurston County in partnership with Lucky Eagle Casino celebrated its 5th annual Straight from the Heart winemaker’s dinner on January 25th grossing $140K to benefit our community.

In Thurston County, 1,809 adults and children are homeless and 1 in 5 homebound seniors do not receive adequate nutritional meals. In addition, 1 in 4 third graders are...

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For most of us this season sparkles! Frosty rooftops and lights adorn neighborhoods, snowflakes top lampposts in town, and ornaments hug the tree in Sylvester Park. Friends gather and families come together. Unfortunately for many, this time of year feels dim and marks a blatant void. Mothers, fathers, families, children, seniors and...

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Julie Ryan was having a rough day and needed to escape her bad mood. One afternoon in 2006 while reading a copy of Coffee News, Julie discovered an advertisement for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and realized she needed to make a difference in someone’s life.

A few days later, Julie interviewed to become a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington, and was...

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On October 14, Intel, a high-tech company announced to 690 of its employees located at the DuPont, Wash. site that it plans to sell the property and relocate approximately 350 employees. Intel was the first major employer to grow roots in DuPont, and United Way is sad to hear they will be shrinking their presence in that area.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

United Way of Thurston County is excited to celebrate the 21st Annual Day of Caring on September 27. This year, 765 individuals from workplaces, church groups, neighborhood associations, and service clubs will increase the impact in the community by volunteering in 40 projects around Thurston County. Each project will benefit non-profit organizations and government agencies seeking additional help.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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