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Since 1940, the United Way of Walla Walla County and its predecessor organization, The Community Chest, have provided an effective system for supporting local non-profit health and human services in Walla Walla County.

The essential elements of this system include: strict budgeting of time and money for efficient administration and operations, volunteer direction and program implementation, rational and systematic fund distribution, a single community-wide fund-raising campaign, and a strong community problem-solving element.

The work of more than 500 volunteers, on an annual basis, helps keep our fund-raising and overhead costs low. Our goal is to maximize the efficient use of your charitable contribution. We currently pass through 85 cents of every dollar raised to human service agencies.

The United Way of Walla Walla County is a local voluntary non-profit corporation administered by a Board of Directors elected by contributors. All contributions, unless otherwise designated, stay in Walla Walla County, helping local residents regardless of age, sex, race, or level of income.

United Way is responsive to emerging needs through a donor choice program and a special-projects funding program. Funding supports services that strengthen children, families, and adults, promote self-sufficiency, build healthy communities, and meet basic human needs.

One of our greatest strengths is in community building. We are the catalyst for developing partnerships and coalitions to address a wide array of community problems.

We believe that the contributor is our customer. We are here to serve him or her in collecting and distributing their charitable contribution as directed, so as to be the most effective. If you'd like to contribute to the United Way of Walla Walla, please direct yourself to this part of the website.


United Way of Walla Walla County
P.O. Box 1134
112 South First Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362