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Ways To Give

By bringing people together, we make great things happen!


Your gift matters. We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care.

With your gift, United Way turns the power of one into the power of many so we can fulfill our mission.

Together, we are driving real, measurable change in Thurston County; in the neighborhoods where we live, work, and play.


Efficiency. United Way effectively leverages private donations in order to finance innovative programs and initiatives that profoundly affect communities. Your investment supports dozens of effective programs and initiatives that must show measurable outcomes to receive funding.

Expertise. Our research identifies the most pressing needs and most effective solutions in our focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health, and draws on the resources of United Way Worldwide, the largest private non-profit in the world.

Local focus. Your support helps people throughout Thurston County, and statewide through programs like 2-1-1. Local volunteers, supported by United Way staff, help determine where your investment can do the most good.

Accountability. The investment of your hard-earned dollars is overseen by a volunteer board that ensures the strictest accountability, fiscal responsibility, and careful use of your donation.

Connection. Through United Way, your investment is connected to businesses, volunteers, community leaders, people, and organizations — and that multiplies its impact. Together, we can accomplish more than any single person, group, or organization.

Ease in giving. United Way makes it easy for you to help the community. Participating in a workplace campaign makes giving a convenient part of your life.

Results. Your gift makes a long-term impact on our community. United Way goes beyond quick fixes to create measurable change that lasts.


Community Care Fund: The best way to help the most people. Currently, this fund invests in 34 nonprofit programs in Thurston County. Your donation enjoys the added benefit of oversight by dedicated volunteers and staff who work year-round to assess community needs, respond to the greatest impact and monitor and measure results. You can make a one-time gift, or sign up for monthly deductions.

Women United: United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Any woman who makes United Way part of her philanthropy has the opportunity to become part of a group of dynamic women working together to solve urgent, local community problems — Women United.


In addition to their support for UWTC, Women United also works to identify local issues that need urgent attention within the larger United Way focus areas. Women United’s current priority is to support programs providing resources for a growing and vulnerable population: families with children who are currently homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless. Learn more here.

Contact Us
Mike Leonard
Phone: 360-943-2773 x117

Please mail your gift to:
United Way of Thurston County
3525 7th Ave SW Ste 201 Olympia, WA 98502