About Us

Our Mission

United Way inspires collaborations to impact community improvement.

To do this, we function as a rallying point for attracting and fostering leadership to advance collective action. Specifically, we:
  • Convene cross-sector stakeholders to identify and collectively address priority community issues in Education, Financial Stability, & Health
  • Acquire and leverage resources and assets toward achieving shared community goals;
  • Support a collaborative network assisting individuals in meeting their most basic needs;
  • Inspire all community citizens to LIVE UNITED in our mission by giving, advocating, and volunteering.

Diversity, Equity, and Accountability

UWWC is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to the principle of diversity. We therefore:
  • Value, champion, and embrace diversity in all aspects of United Way activities. 
  • Support equal employment opportunity programs at both UWWC and its partners.
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any form of harassment.
  • Will not engage in any unlawful discriminatory practice.

United Way of Washington County fights for the equitable meeting of our diverse community's most basic health, education, and financial stability needs. 

We Live United against acts of injustice, divisiveness, and violence based on race or ethnicity across the nation. Acts that contribute to racism, social inequality, and injustice are abhorrent and do not align with our leadership, board of directors, staff, and volunteers' values. 

Is equitable, respectful, and opportunity-filled.

Be kind. Be the one. Live United.


United Way of Washington County, MD is run through volunteer governance and management committees who carefully manage its operations, so more donor dollars help people in our community.  Donated support helps provide basic needs, prevent abuse & neglect, care for our children, adults, and mentally disabled, provide health and mental health care and provide positive alternatives for our youth.   We are accountable for our efforts.  We continually evaluate programs and administrative policies for effectiveness.

Financial statements

The United Way has developed comprehensive requirements for the completion of audited financial statements. They are intended to create a uniform set of standards for all United Ways to follow in preparing audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency on the part of each United Way. The requirements are based on current best practices in our industry and generally accepted accounting principles and requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The United Way system has also developed requirements for completing the IRS Form 990 that clarify various areas of ambiguity and establish a single United Way standard for the 990 where the IRS allows for several different approaches. 

We exceed the standards for efficiency, transparency, and compliance.

  • We disclose our annual audit findings conducted by independent firm Albright Crumbacker Moul & Itell, LLC.
  • We protect donor contributions to other nonprofits by verifying each agency's IRS eligibility.

2024 Charity Navigator Rating

We’re excited to share some news! United Way of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. has been evaluated by Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator, and earned a 100% Four-Star Rating! This is the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator. 

Charity Navigator’s third-party accreditation validates our organization’s operational excellence.

This milestone achievement for United Way of Washington County, Maryland, Inc. couldn’t have happened without you and your support. Thank you for being part of our family as contributors, funders, and volunteers. Your trust and support helps us make a difference for the community we serve.  

You can learn more about Charity Navigator and our rating here:  https://charitynavigator.org/ein/520691704

Thank you for being an integral part of our mission!

Charity Navigator

2024 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

We recently earned a 2024 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency! Check out our nonprofit profile to keep up to date with our impact. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/52-0691704

Keep this link handy, we want to make sure you always have the information you need to support our work with trust and confidence.

2024 Four Star Rating


Every year each United Way must adhere to a set of standards and requirements that United Way Worldwide has dictated. To utilize the United Way name and brand, United Ways must complete these membership standards United Way of Washington County, MD, has completed all reporting requirements for United Way Worldwide and has been granted membership in their international organization. Categories reviewed included fiscal responsibility, governance, campaign policies, and success and community investments.

To view a complete list of the Worldwide requirements, visit their page here