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What We Do

More than a fundraising organization, we are partners in change, working with a broad range of individuals and organizations to identify and find solutions to our community's most critical issues. We focus our resources on education, income and health to get at the underlying causes of problems. We work to advance the common good, to improve the lives of those who need help most.

Our Mission
Improve lives, strengthen our communities, and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people in Thurston County.

Our Vision
We LIVE UNITED in a community where people work together to ensure that:

  • Every child grows up with hope and the opportunity to be successful
  • Income equity is growing and poverty is rare
  • All community members are thriving, healthy and safe

Strategic Plan: 2013-2016 Strategic Plan 

United Way of Thurston County takes a community-level approach to improving lives. We begin by mobilizing the community -- not only the financial resources of businesses and employees -- but people, time, talent, relationships, expertise and technology to create lasting community changes that improves the lives of everyone in our community.

Through ongoing community building we raise funds to support the work of non-profit agencies providing critical services, mobilize the private and public sectors around community needs and help strengthen the collaboration and excellence of the people and agencies providing services. 

Funds raised during our annual campaign support programs across Thurston County that help children and youth learn and succeed, promote financial stability for families and individuals and improve people’s health. We believe that Education, Income and Health are the building blocks for a good life. Living United means being part of the change. It takes everyone working together to accomplish long-lasting improvements in the lives of people in our community. Together, we can do more than any single group on its own. GiveAdvocateVolunteer LIVE UNITED. 

Learn more in our 2015-2016 Report to the Communty