Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Seattle

With a gift to United Way of King County, you join the “we” who stand up for people further impoverished by our booming economy. Together, we help families keep more of their money as they struggle to build financial stability.

Donate to break the cycle of poverty for families in King County

The Fuel Your Future Campaign is a series of United Way of King County programs that will help keep at risk families financially stable by assuring every child in our community has access to nutritious food every day.

United Way of King County helps provide security in a time of great wealth inequality.

We invest millions in healthy meal programs for kids to ease pressure on grocery bills. Our Free Tax Prep campaign returns tens of millions in tax refunds to family budgets. United, we take the fight to Olympia to make sure financial stability remains a legislative and budget priority.


Our Goals


  • Alleviate poverty for 50,000 people
  • Reduce food-insecure kids in South King County to 10%

Our Approach


Your donation helps families move out of poverty and become financially stable. Last year we invested $7.4M in feeding hungry kids and empowering families around the county, connected thousands of volunteers who want to make a difference and helped make financial stability a priority in Olympia.

Free Tax Prep Program: Refunds Seed Stability

Each tax season hundreds volunteer to help with taxes at libraries, Goodwill stores and other sites. Volunteers are IRS-trained and offer free tax help in multiple languages.

2018 Impact

23,200

Tax Returns

$32M

in tax refunds

3,754

referrals to financial resources

Fuel Your Future: Healthy Food Helps Feed the Budget, Too

One in five Washington kids is regularly at risk of going hungry. Hunger can effect growth, study skills and behavior. United Way and its donors work together to help all kids grow up healthy, graduate and become successful adults.

2018 Impact

100+

AmeriCorps Members At Work

1,000

Healthy After-School Meals Each Day

530,000

Summer Meals Served


You Can Get Involved


Donate to break the cycle of poverty