Our Work

The Twin County United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Asotin and Nez Perce counties. The United Way’s Community Fund supports local nonprofit programs working on our community’s most pressing issues and improving education, income and health outcomes.

Education

By working together, we can help children achieve their full potential.  Our goal is to live in a community where children succeed at school, graduate on time and entering the workforce prepared for a strong future. The Twin County United Way awards grants from the Community Fund for educational programs that:

  • Help children start school prepared
  • Promote early grade level reading
  • Help children succeed at school and graduate on time
  • Assist students in pursuing college or post-secondary training

For the 2018-2020 grant cycle, the Twin County United Way places a priority on funding programs that increase the percentage of students in our community that are reading at grade-level by third grade.

Income (Financial Stability)

Together, we can fight poverty and help families and individuals achieve financial independence. Our goal is to reduce the number of households struggling financially and live in a community where people have access to safe and affordable housing. The Twin County United Way awards grants from the Community Fund for income programs that:

  • Provide education and support to better manage income, savings and assets
  • Teach skills to obtain (and keep) jobs that provide livable wages
  • Increase safe and affordable housing options
  • Provide homelessness prevention and assistance to homeless families and individuals

For the 2018-2020 grant cycle, the Twin County United Way places a priority on funding programs that are working to reduce homelessness and improve the financial stability of struggling households.

Health

By working together, we can improve the overall health of local residents. Our goal is to improve physical and mental health education, awareness and accessibility, especially for vulnerable or at-risk populations. The Twin County United Way awards grants from the Community Fund for health programs that:

  • Expand access to quality health care, including mental, dental, vision, prenatal and preventative care
  • Provide health education and navigation
  • Expand access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activities
  • Promote living in a healthy environment free from drugs, violence and/or abuse
  • Provide assistance for vulnerable or at-risk populations
  • Integrate trauma-informed care and build resilience

For the 2018-2020 grant cycle, the Twin County United Way places a priority on funding programs that focus on reducing the death by suicide rate in Asotin and Nez Perce counties.