About Us

At United Way of King County, we support our neighbors so that all people have access to housing, quality education and financial stability.

We bring the community together to work toward racial justice by supporting our neighbors and transforming inequitable systems. In our role as a grantmaker, fundraiser, and service provider we have a responsibility to restore power and resources to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and communities, and work toward racial justice by transforming inequitable systems. To learn more about where we’re headed and how, please check out our 2023 Strategic Roadmap.

We believe in collective action and where we put people first—always. Come join us on this journey as we work to build equitable and just communities where all people thrive.

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Land Acknowledgment

The United Way of King County offices stand on the unceded traditional land of the Coast Salish People, specifically the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present. This acknowledgment only becomes meaningful when combined with accountable relationships and informed actions.

We encourage you to read our full land acknowledgment to learn more about actions we can take together as a community. 

Committed to Racial Equity

The only solution to creating the community we want is to dismantle the racist systems that are at the root of the issues. We know that in partnership with community, and with your help, we can change racial inequities in King County. Not only do we have a responsibility to restore power and resources to the Black, Indigenous and People of Color, but when we do, King County will be better because of it. Read about our Commitment to Racial Equity.

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Join Our Team

Our team is passionate about bringing people together to solve tough issues in our community. If you share that passion, you’re in the right place! Check out more reasons United Way of King County is a great place to work.

Americorps & VISTA

Our team of 100+ AmeriCorps members play a critical role in shaping our community. Whether behind the scenes planning or front-and-center with clients, they’re making King County a better place for all of us.

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The Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team is committed listening, learning and creating change. This is a group of compassionate community leaders who care about creating an equitable and just community.


We benefit from the Gates Administrative Endowment. Begun by the Gates Foundation and generously funded by thousands of donors, the earnings of this endowment help us offset our expenses. On average, 98 cents of every dollar donated goes to meet community need. 

With your support, we’re building a community where people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. Gifts to United Way of King County made the following grants possible in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.





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For media inquiries and community feedback, please contact Joe Burris at jburris@uwkc.org or 206.849.5269

A hard copy of the information on this page is available for those without internet access. Requests can be made by contacting customerservice@uwkc.org or calling 206.461.5005.