“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Giving to Cowlitz County United Way is an investment in our community, and an opportunity to bring health and happiness to local families and individuals in need.  United Way offers a number of convenient and efficient giving options to accommodate your situation.  And best of all, giving to United Way ensures your dollars are always working where they’re needed most.

Donate Directly from your Bank Account

Workplace Giving

Cowlitz County United Way’s most popular method of fundraising is through the workplace.  We partner with area businesses to conduct “campaigns,” allowing employees the opportunity to make thoughtful decisions about their charitable options.

Individual Giving

Individuals may contribute to United Way by making a direct gift.
To contribute by check, cash, payroll deduction through your workplace, or by requesting a bill from United Way, (download our pledge form), complete the form, and return it to:
Cowlitz County United Way
1338 Commerce, Suite 201
Longview, WA 98632
You may also contribute securely online using a credit card by (clicking here.)

Leadership Giving

At the heart of every good and significant human effort we find a leadership group that gives the organization strength, character, purpose and longevity that distinguish it from all others.  Cowlitz County United Way draws its strength and character from this unique leadership group.
Who are these leaders?  They are people like you – people who care about our community, who are positive, who commit to tough goals, and reach them, who have both motivation and the means to provide for their community, and who inspire friends, peers and associates to follow their example.

The Challenge

Leadership Giving represents a new level of community participation, an indication of deeper involvement and a desire to do more.  With a contribution of $500 or more, leadership contributors strengthen United Way and significantly increase its ability to provide needed human services.
This community’s future rests with people like you who are willing to share a part of themselves with their neighbors.  We ask you to accept the challenge, make a commitment and set a leadership example for others to follow.

The Benefits

  • Personal Satisfaction – a good feeling knowing you are perpetuating the ideals upon which United Way was founded and that your contribution helps in the search for positive solutions to community problems.
  • Personal Example to Others – through a willingness to influence others by providing leadership for support to the important services provided by the Cowlitz County United Way funded agencies.
  • Recognition – each member will receive personal recognition.  His/her name will be listed in the annual United Way tab distributed in The Daily News.
Cowlitz County United Way’ s Cascade Circle offers its participants the opportunity for four levels of commitment:
  • Rainier - $5,000 and up
  • Adams - $2,500 to $4,999
  • Hood - $1,000 to $2,499
  • St. Helens - $500 to $999


Corporate Giving

Organizations may go beyond the collective gifts of their employees and make a contribution representing the community commitment of the company by matching the employee gifts, making a corporate donation or awarding grants.

Other Options

Memorial Gifts and Stock Transfers are also possible.  For information, contact our office at 360.423.5320.
In addition to the Cowlitz County United Way campaign, the following two programs also fundraise for United Way:

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, is organized by the Federal Government and coordinated locally through Cowlitz County United Way.  Federal Employees are provided an opportunity to support local, national, and international organizations through designated giving.

The Combined Fund Drive (CFD)

The Washington State Employee Combined Fund Drive, or CFD, is organized by the State of Washington and coordinated locally through Cowlitz County United Way.  State employees are provided an opportunity to support local, national, and international organizations through designated giving.

Give through United Way

Please consider donating to United Way of Cowlitz County.
United Way supports our community with food boxes for the poor, counseling for children, help for children with developmental delays, support for victims of domestic violence, emergency relief and many other important services.  They are a safety net for our community.
Your donation will make an impact.  The staff and board of directors thoroughly evaluate programs for their proven results, financial efficiency, and management capability.  United Way of Cowlitz County assures me my donation stays in this community.  I trust these points, because I know the staff and board of directors are local citizens and proven business leaders.  They care for our community as only a neighbor can.
Please consider donating to United Way through your employer, or by contacting them at 423-5320 or  You will find the staff cheerful and professional.
United Way of Cowlitz County makes a positive difference. Their fund-raising campaign is in progress, and I encourage you to donate today.
Eric Yakovich, CEO
Cowlitz County Guidance Association

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