At United Way of Washington County-East, our mission is to unite our community and local resources to give each person the opportunity to build a better life.


A caring, engaged and vibrant community, a place where each person has a stable foundation for today, and a hopeful future.

Community Impact:

We are committed to be an organization that is driven by vision, mission, values and strategy. We are dedicated to strengthening and measuring the needs of our community through funds raised and granted to our local agencies.

Social Significance Statement:

Equity is the foundation of our work, from our engagement with donors to our investment of community resources to our interactions with our community. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion means a commitment to equity as a core value and practice to advance our mission of connecting people to local resources and creating opportunities for each person to build a better life. 

Focus Areas

As your local United Way, we work collaboratively to achieve lasting change in the following focus areas:

  • YOUTH: Promote Thriving Children and Youth
  • BASIC NEEDS: Provide Basic Needs and Financial Stability
  • HEALTH: Improve Health and Independence
  • SELF-SUFFICIENCY: Support Self-Sufficiency and Connection to Services


UWWCE recognizes its duty to continue to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and reaffirms its commitment that there shall be no discrimination against applications or employees because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or other status protected by law in matters of employment, hiring, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, selection, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

Discrimination and Harassment:

UWWCE strives to create and maintain a work environment where all individuals are treated with respect. UWWCE prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment, and expects the cooperation of all employees in making this policy work. UWWCE can provide a discrimination-free and harassment-free work environment only through the assistance and cooperation of each employee. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Executive Director. 

Managing Our Funds:

Financial Graph 2021

2021 Annual Report

2020 990 Report

Our Geographical Area

The following cities/zip codes are included in United Way of Washington County-East's geographical area:

By City:

  • Afton
  • Bayport
  • Baytown Township
  • Dellwood
  • Grant
  • Hugo
  • Lake Elmo
  • Lakeland
  • Lakeland Shores
  • Mahtomedi
  • Marine on St. Croix
  • May Township
  • Oak Park Heights
  • Lake St. Croix Beach
  • St. Mary's Point
  • Stillwater
  • Stillwater Township
  • West Lakeland Township
  • Withrow
  • Woodbury

By Zip Code:

  • 55001
  • 55003
  • 55038
  • 55042
  • 55043
  • 55047
  • 55082
  • 55125
  • 55129
  • 55110
  • 55115