Our Local Nonprofit Partners

LEARN ABOUT THE INVESTMENTS YOU MAKE IN SPOKANE COUNTY AS A UNITED WAY DONOR

Spokane County United Way is one of the top three funders in our community for nonprofit programs. The community programs receiving funding partner with Spokane County United Way to provide safe homes free of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence, increase academic success for youth and young adults, and create pathways to financial stability to prevent hunger and homelessness. 

Our partners are doing incredible work throughout our community every day. Together, our efforts are aligned to create long-term change in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. Every funded partner measures their work and program to ensure that donor dollars are being optimized for our community. Programs are evaluated by community volunteers. Each program provides a piece of the complex puzzle to create success. There is no one solution to solve our community's complex problems, but together through a holistic approach we create solutions. 

Data for Health, Education, and Financial Stability is Pre-pandemic Numbers

Health
Provide safe homes free of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.

Challenges: 6,564 local children are victims of child abuse and neglect. 6,793 domestic violence cases are reported county-wide.

Education
Increase academic success for youth and young adults.

Challenges: 1 in 3 Spokane County children are ready for kindergarten. Only 3/4 of low-income students graduate versus 95% of their affluent peers.

Financial Stability
Create pathways to family-wage jobs and economic success.

Challenges: 38% of families are ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). 2,755 school children experience homelessness.

Our partners in addressing complex social needs

United Way Funding Information

Spokane County United Way’s partners are thoughtfully selected through a trusted application process that utilizes over 60 trained volunteers.  With limited resources, the volunteers make difficult funding decisions. One volunteer described their involvement as “a very eye-opening experience as to both the significant amount of need in this area and the many different yet connected resources available.”

Spokane County United Way’s work is supported by the generosity of foundations, companies, and more than 10,000 individual donors. United Way staff work to leverage donor dollars by bringing in additional grant dollars for our community, making greater impact!

Financial Overview of Spokane County United Way Funding in the Areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability

Overview of United Way funding in the areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability