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Unite people, organizations and resources to improve lives and build strong communities throughout Yavapai County.
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For a building to be stable for the long term, it needs a solid foundation.  The same is true in life, and the building blocks for a solid life are a strong education, financial stability and good health.


Learn more about our history. It just might inspire you to help us build a better future.

Our History

In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi got together... It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but they didn't walk into a bar; what they did do was recognize the need to work together in new ways to make Denver a better place. Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put together an idea that became the nation's first united campaign, benefitting 10 area health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to collect the funds for local charities, to coordinate relief services, to counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and to make emergency assistance grants for cases that could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 for this greater good, and created a movement that would become United Way.

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Today's United Way is bringing people, organizations and communities together around a common cause, a common vision, and a common path forward. In many communities, we're the only nonprofit building up the cornerstones of education, financial stability and health—and the only nonprofit bringing people together from all walks of life to be a part of local solutions. We're engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories, where people are powering big ideas and big action by donating, volunteering and speaking out through United Way.

61 Million Lives

As we've grown up, we've become more than a fundraising organization. Rather than measuring our success in dollars raised, we measure our success in actual lives changed. United Way impacts 61 million lives every year. We can do this because we have spent more than a century developing deep roots and trust in the communities we serve. That strong foundation provides us with the resources, reputation and relationships needed to bring people and organizations together around innovative solutions.

10 Billion Saved For Taxpayers

One challenge for young professionals is doing taxes. If you make $60,000 or less, you can file your taxes online for free with MyFreeTaxes. That's another sign of United Way's evolution. In 2008, we joined forces with H&R Block, the Walmart Foundation, Goodwill Industries International, and the National Disability Institute to launch a campaign designed to connect low-wage families and individuals with free tax preparation and filing assistance services. Today, United Way is helping more people file taxes for free—online, at home, at a community center or with the help of a nonprofit partner—than any other organization. So far, millions of taxpayers have saved over $10 billion using MyFreeTaxes and our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.

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UWYC is proud to have dedicated local innovators and community champions on our staff.  They work to support the United Way mission: to improve lives and build strong communities throughout Yavapai County.


UWYC’s Board of Directors is made up of volunteers, including community and business leaders. The Board supports the work of the organization and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. UWYC is honored to work with this esteemed group of individuals who continuously work to support the mission of UWYC.



Volunteerism plays a critical role in the United Way by bringing businesses, volunteers, and a network of partner agencies together to create real, lasting change. When you volunteer through United Way, you’re joining 2.9 million people giving back so others can get ahead. Make a mark in your own backyard—join our global community of game-changers today.

Join Us!  Bring your passion!  Get things done!


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Like the 1,300 other United Ways in the country, United Way of Yavapai County operates independently of United Way of America (UWA)/ United Way World-wide (UWW). We're an autonomous 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a local all-volunteer Board of Directors. Additionally, a volunteer committee of financial experts from the community meets year-round, monitoring the organization’s financial position.

The organization is committed to maintaining the most effective financial control practices available to ensure that any type of financial impropriety is prevented or quickly identified and appropriately addressed.


United Way of Yavapai County respects the privacy of donors and safeguards the confidentiality of information that the donor would reasonably expect to be private.  Information learned by any representative of United Way of Yavapai County about a donor or a donor’s assets or philanthropic intentions shall be held in strict confidence by the staff, Committees and our Governing Boards.


Donors who reach special recognition levels may be acknowledged and published in various UWYC publications and campaign materials.  Donors at recognition levels may request to remain anonymous in these publications by indicating their wishes by contacting United Way of Yavapai County.  UWYC will honor requests by donors to remain anonymous.


United Way of Yavapai County does not sell, rent or exchange its mailing lists of donors, prospective donors, interested parties, etc.  UWYC will honor requests by donors to remain anonymous, have their names removed from mailing lists, or to restrict appeals.  Information about donors, amounts of their gifts, and other information that should be private will not be made public.


UWYC Office:

Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm

1678 Oaklawn Drive, Ste. A

Prescott, AZ 86305

Mailing Address:

PO Box 12935   

Prescott, AZ 86304

Tel: (928) 778-6605      

Email: admin@yavapaiuw.org 

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