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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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.

Untreated mental health issues often lead to substance abuse and risky behaviors, and can hinder our children’s ability to reach their full potential. The impact of that then ripples out to society at large in the form of decreased workplace productivity and burdens on our healthcare systems. 🏥

Many of the partners UWNA supports provide programs and services helping our youth develop strategies for coping with anxiety and stress, such as mentoring programs. Our youth shelter programs provide not only basic need items like food and clothing, but trauma services, substance abuse programs, and mental health screenings. 

It’s a good start, but we need to do more. 💭

#MentalHealth #Awareness #Youth #HighSchool #UnitedWay #SteppingUpForOurYouth
Experts point to many reasons why there is an unprecedented youth mental health crisis right now. The disruptions of the pandemic certainly exacerbated mental health issues, making youth feel isolated and profoundly lonely, but many issues existed well before 2020. 

Social media has a role in this crisis. Passive consumption of curated images and videos give our youth unrealistic perceptions about everything from body image to life achievements. Add to that, of course, the potential of cyberbullying. 📱

United Way of Northern Arizona recognizes that our youth are facing unprecedented challenges in their mental health and not addressing this issue could lead to long-term consequences, both for our youth and our society. 

#MentalHealth #Awareness #Youth #HighSchool #UnitedWay #SteppingUpForOurYouth
With the rising costs of housing, many people in our community are challenged with instability, making it almost impossible for families to meet their needs, especially for their children. 

We are committed to supporting local families and our youth by providing access to housing affordability resources. 🏠

Follow along with our mission and share this post to help us spread awareness for our community members in need. 

#UnitedWay #United #UnitedWayofNorthernArizona #NorthernArizona #Housing #AffordableHousing
When school started last year, the EdWeeks Research Center (part of the publication Education Week) conducted a survey, asking high school students the following question:

In the past year, what, if anything, has had a negative impact on your mental health? 🤔

Here was the statistic that pulled me up short: only 16% of the respondents said “nothing.”

That means 84% had experienced enough stress and anxiety – about everything from school to the future of our planet – that it had a detrimental effect on their mental health. 

#MentalHealth #Awareness #Youth #HighSchool #UnitedWay #SteppingUpForOurYouth

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