Ways To Give


Routt County United Way recognizes the act of giving, whether it be time or donations. Giving is a very personal act dictated by your unique circumstances. We want to give you as many options as possible to be a part of Routt County United Way and to make a difference in your community.

Please consider the options listed below and call the United Way office at 970-879-5605 or email Kate Nowak, Executive Director, at kate@routtcountyunitedway.org, if you would like to discuss your choice or have another idea in mind. 


Your impact goes further when you join one of our giving groups: The Summit Club, Women United, Tocqueville Society, or Mount Zirkel Legacy Society

Donate Online

Seal.aspxFor many people, donating online using a credit card is the easiest, most convenient way to give. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Donate online now

We can also take credit cards by phone at 970-879-5605.

Make a Gift in Stocks

Make your gift sustainable through your stock portfolio. Routt County United Way securities are professionally managed by Wells Fargo Advisors. To give securities, please contact our office at 970-879-5605 or contact Kate at kate@routtcountyunitedway.org.

Endow your Annual Gift

Keep your annual gift giving in perpetuity by making a gift to the Mount Zirkel Legacy Fund.  Support Routt County United Way’s mission for years to come. Your endowment will help continue our important impact area work: ensuring that our children are ready for kindergarten and are supported through their school years, that our families are self-sufficient and financially stable, and that every person is healthy and has access to crisis support. Learn more about the Mountain Zirkel Legacy Fund >>

Life Insurance & Retirement Accounts

You can name Routt County United Way as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA or other retirement asset.

Donate a Vehicle

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to our nonprofit organization by simply completing this form and we’ll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. Learn more here.

Donate your vehicle

Cash, Check or Wire Transfer


When making your contribution by check, please make your check payable to Routt County United Way. We can receive your donation at either address below:

PO Box 774005
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Physical Address: (UPS or FEDEX)
443 Oak Street
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487


Please come visit our office at 443 Oak St., Steamboat Springs, CO 80487. We would love to meet you!

Wire Transfer

Wire or ACH transfers are also available, please call our office at 970-879-5605 for instructions.

In Tribute

Honor someone special or memorialize someone who has passed with your gift. Please provide the name and address of the person who you would like to receive notification of the gift.

Tributes may be made through our secure online form or by mail.

Designate to our Emergency Support Fund

Our Emergency Support Fund fills holes in community needs after LiftUp, Routt County Department of Human Services, and our other local Human Services agencies cannot service a client. Donations designated to Emergency Support will serve clients in our community who have a gap need that cannot be filled by other organizations and resources in the community.

Examples of Emergency Support grants would be to purchase fire wood for a senior citizen on a fixed income or to pay for dental work for an uninsured or under-insured resident. If you are interested in contributing to our Emergency Support Fund , please contact Kate at 970-879-5605 or kate@routtcountunitedway.org

Workplace Giving

Giving at the office is available for many in Routt County and offers a convenient way to give. You specify the amount you would like deducted from each paycheck and your employer will do the rest. Over the year, your donation really adds up, making a big impact.

To find out if your employer participates, please contact your human resources department or call us at 970-879-5605.

Corporate Partner Program

Routt County United Way offers several opportunities for your business to partner with us and gain recognition across Routt County.

Please join us as we continue to make a difference in people’s lives. For more information on Corporate Partnership, click here or contact Kate Nowak at 970.879.5605.

In-Kind Donations

Especially at certain times of the year, in-kind donations of products or services are helpful to making our programs a success. For our Day of Caring, in-kind donations might include T-shirts, lunches for the volunteers, supplies for projects, etc.

Other examples of in-kind donations could include: advertising space in a publication or on a website, printer supplies, printing services, graphic design services, website services, or other office supply or business services.

If you are interested in giving an in-kind donation, please contact Kate at 970-879-5605 or kate@routtcountunitedway.org

“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