Improving lives by mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in community conditions.

sTep Up
for our youth
Investing in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth
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Crisis Response Fund

When our community faces pandemics, wildfires, floods or other emergencies, the United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) marshals the volunteers and financial support needed to Step Up and meet the challenge to help those most in need. Supporting community members in Coconino, Navajo and Apache Counties. To help our neighbors affected by the #Tunnefire either click the link below or Text UWNARESPONSE to 41444
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UWNA awards $50,000 Grant to Flagstaff Family Food Center
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Annual Campaign

Step Up For Our Youth

Investing in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth. Click on the button below to learn about the latest initiative from the United Way of Northern Arizona focused on Flagstaff’s youth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fundraising is only a small portion of the impact that United Way of Northern Arizona brings to our community. We monitor community needs and focus on the long-term collective impact by working together with other stakeholders and service providers in some of the following ways: Early Childhood Development Kindergarten Readiness Early Childhood Literacy Positive Youth Development Social/Emotional Wellbeing Positive, Supportive Relationships Youth Leadership Development Safety and Security Safe Shelter Food Security Childcare Transportation Medication Assistance General Support for Basic Needs

United Way of Northern Arizona is a local, non-profit organization, governed by a group of dedicated volunteer community members.

100% of your donation will stay here in Northern Arizona, supporting United Way’s work in community-wide efforts to build healthier communities and address our region’s most pressing challenges. Our programs include:
  • Step Up for Youth
  • Safety and Security
For more on these innovative programs, click here.

A group of dedicated volunteers ranging from community volunteers to business leaders carefully monitor community needs, meet with local health and human agencies, review each partner’s request for program funding and invests your contribution in programs that improve the most lives.

Together, we will make a greater impact on creating an educated and thriving community – a community that ensures lasting change. Through collaboration we will combine resources and leverage our talents to drive broader social and systemic change in our community.

Our dedicated Community Investment Fund volunteers are recruited through our list of donors, campaign volunteers, and corporate and community leaders. They carefully monitor community needs, meet with local health and human services agencies, review each partner’s request for program funding and invest your donation in programs that will impact and improve the greatest number of lives. Final decisions on the Community Investment Fund is made by the UWNA Board of Directors

Yes, United Way of Northern Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and as such your donation is 100% tax deductible. Our tax ID is 86-0211666. This includes donations to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit/Working Poor.

Because your charitable donations come out of your after-tax earnings, you may deduct the total amount deducted from your payroll checks during the year on the “Gifts to Charity” line of your Schedule A if you choose to itemize instead of claiming the standard deduction. If your employer matches your payroll donation, you cannot deduct any of the matched donation — only your employer can deduct that portion of the charitable gift.

United Way of Northern Arizona prides itself on being a trustworthy and accountable organization. A volunteer committee of financial experts meets year-round, monitoring the organization’s financial position. We maintain high standards of operation and are reviewed each year by an independent auditor, who verifies that our financial statements fairly present the financial position of United Way of Northern Arizona.

89% of all funds raised is returned to the areas of greatest need in our community.

United Way of Northern Arizona is only able to accept certain kinds of personal and real property gifts. Please see our Gift Acceptance Policy for more information. 

One of the most satisfying and productive ways to unite our community is through volunteerism. We thank you for your interest in volunteering for our community. Please click here to learn how to volunteer your time and talent.

Local programs we partner with increase
our funding by 82 cents on the dollar!

More than 45,000 books
have been given to our children

As many as 87,000 mentoring hours
have been provided to youth.

Community Event Spotlight ✨

Join us on December 16th at 1:30 pm in Heritage Square for the LightTheWorld Giving Machine Kick-off in Flagstaff 👏🏽

What’s so special about these giving machines? Rather than buying candy or snacks for oneself, these Giving Machines allow people to purchase an item for someone else—across town or around the world. 🌏

#vendjoytotheworld #familyaffair #betterthanacandybar
Research shows that the most effective way to build a healthier generation of young people is to focus on developing healthy habits during childhood, instead of trying to correct unhealthy behaviors later on in life. 

That’s why we are United in Purpose in supporting programs and initiatives that promote healthy bodies and healthy minds at United Way of Northern Arizona.

Here are a handful of the programs that your donation dollars to UWNA make possible: 
🍎A healthy lifestyles initiative through the Boys & Girls Club that serves 325 school-aged youth from Kindergarten through grade 12 in Flagstaff, Winslow, and Holbrook.
🌲Funding from UWNA makes it possible for financial aid so that students in Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties can take part in Grand Canyon Youth’s outdoor expeditions. 
👟UWNA Funding also makes the Girls on the Run program available to dozens of lower-income girls in Flagstaff in grades 3 through 8.

Please consider joining us today and living United in Purpose through your donation to UWNA. Click the donation link in our bio to make your contribution today 📲

#healthyhabits #unitedinpurpose
Being United in Purpose means a lot for our community. We pool our resources to meet the big needs our community faces. 

Needs like:
👐Giving our youth opportunities to become successful and resilient through early childhood development, positive youth development, and safety and security
⛑️Crisis response to ensure that our community members in need get the care and support necessary to thrive
🌱Community investment to make long-lasting impacts on our community’s education and potential

Learn more about our impact and join us in being United in Purpose by clicking the link to our website in our bio now! 

#UnitedWay #UnitedinPurpose #Community

Take Action Today and Make a Difference

Your donation is a direct investment in the community’s youth.

United Way of Northern Arizona

1515 E. Cedar Ave., Ste D-1
Flagstaff, AZ 86004