Our Impact


Advancing the common good

We envision a county where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through access to education, opportunities to improve financial stability, and support to lead healthy lives.


Financial Stability


2021 Community Impact Goals

Early Childhood Education

Give children a strong start from birth to age eight

Youth Success

Provide youth a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment

Financial Stability 

Improve the financial stability of all Routt County residents in need

Routt County United Way envisions our communities where all children and adults succeed through education, income stability and healthy lives.

Where did your 2020 donation go?

$114,000 was invested in Early Childhood Education, giving children a strong start

$109,090 was invested in Youth Success, providing youth a safe, healthy, and nurturing environment

$38,550 was invested in Financial Stability, improving the financial opportunity for all Routt citizen in need

$94,360 was invested in Mental Health, promoting access to critical mental health services 


How We Make Our Impact


We have signature programs that make a direct impact in the community. By bridging the gap between our impact goals and the current state of the community, we can allocate our full efforts to the areas that need us the most.

Imagination Library

Day of Caring

Thanksgiving Dinner

Fall Food Card Drive


In 2020, Routt County United Way invested 356,000 in Routt County through our grants, funding critical nonprofits and agency programs across the community. 

Through grants, Routt County United Way supports more than 20 agencies and human service programs in Routt County. These agencies and programs help individuals in all walks of life succeed in early childhood education, youth success, and financial stability. 

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When a family wants to bridge the gap to become self-sufficient, they need the support of many different organizations. We strategically partner with over 40 local businesses and agencies to improve the education, financial stability, and health of local families. By coordinating and collaborating with our peers, we can make the greatest impact in our community.

RCUW is the leader of the Human Resource Coalition, a network of health and human service agencies that work collectively to address community problems. We lead the development of Routt County’s Health and Human Services Plan, identifying human service needs, priorities, and goals based on data in our county to guide our future decisions.


“The Routt County United Way is a strong organization that provides necessary funding and resources to the non profits in our county. One of the greatest resources that RCUW offers is the development of cooperative relationships among the providers in the non profit community! This relationship building and sharing of resources supports our non profits in providing exemplary services to many of the neediest populations including children and adults in our community. RCUW is a recognized non profit leader in Routt County!!”

Jane Toothaker, Educational Consultant