ABOUT US

Rout County United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. 
Since 1982, Routt County United Way has inspired, lead and united people, ideas and resources to advance community impact in education, income stability and health.
Learn more about how we are working together to fulfill our mission and realize our vision of Routt County:

OUR MISSION

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community and uniting with our partners to succeed in key impact areas of early childhood education, youth success, financial stability and health and crisis services.

OUR VISION

Routt County United Way is the collaborative community leader in health and human services.

Who we are

A catalyst for community impact

Routt County United Way lives at the intersection of the private, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. We are community builders, leaders, unifiers and champions. We are connectors, and information and resource brokers. We inspire change in our community.

How we impact Routt County Communities

Programs and Grants

In 2018, Routt County United Way invested $272,000 directly to health and human service agencies in Routt County. We also invested an additional $200,000 in programs directly benefiting our community’s health and human service needs. 

Day of Caring – Community volunteer day benefiting local nonprofits

Get Involved Routt County – volunteer platform where users are connected with volunteer opportunities in Routt County

Routt County United Way Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Routt-To-Work (anti-poverty program)

Holiday Exchange Market

 

Human Resource Coalition

Routt County United Way provides leadership support for the Human Resource Coalition, a network of health and human service professionals that work collectively to address community problems.

The coalition also assists Routt County and the City of Steamboat Springs in allocating public funds where most needed.

Routt County United Way led the way to develop the first Routt County Health and Human Services Plan, identifying human service needs, priorities and goals based on data about our county.

Health & Human Service Plan

The first Routt County Health and Human Service Plan was published in 2011 and had a three year life. The enclosed is a revised, updated plan to include our accomplishments from the last three years and our goals for the next three years. We have divided the health and human service sector into five mission areas: basic needs, early childhood, youth services, community safety and health and behavioral health services. We included special populations such as English language learners, disabled or developmental
disabled, and our aging populations into all five mission areas.
 
Click Here to view the current Routt County Health and Human Service Plan
 
Kate Nowak
Executive Director

Kate started with Routt County United Way in October 2013. Previously her 11 years of nonprofit work included Yampa Valley Data Partners and the International Erosion Control Association. Kate and her husband, Jim, have been in the Yampa Valley for 20+ years. Kate is passionate about serving people through United Way. contact kate >>

Amber DeLay
Program Manager

Amber joined Routt County United Way in February 2018 and is excited to contribute her passion for grant writing and helping people to the United Way organization and community programs. Amber grew up in the Yampa Valley and moved back to Steamboat in 2015 after graduating from Metropolitan State University in Denver. She lives in Oak Creek with her dog and likes spending time exploring outside, cooking for friends and family, or reading a good book. contact amber >>

Ashley McMurray
Marketing & Communications Consultant

Ashley began consulting with Routt County United Way in February 2015. She is delighted about putting her marketing and design skills to work to benefit RCUW and its beneficiaries. Ashley has lived in Routt County since 2004 and enjoys all it has to offer with her three children. contact ashley >>