Thank you for being such a dedicated community member; we couldn’t have done 2023 without you! This year we showed what we can do when we worth together as a joyful collective. We’re excited to share what we - with your support - will achieve in 2024.

As we close the chapter on 2023, we extend our heartfelt thanks and warm wishes for a happy and healthy 2024. We are humbled by the incredible support we have received from the residents of Yavapai County, partner agencies, and local businesses. It is an honor to serve this county for yet another year.

If you have not yet maximized your giving, please consider giving a gift that brings returns to your community and to you.  We encourage you to participate in the Arizona tax credit program, the Helping the Working Poor fund, where your one gift will touch thousands of families through dozens of programs, right here at home. 

UWYC Center for Organizational Excellence

Employment Laws from Hiring to Firing with Laura Hamblin

January 17th, 2024

This two-hour course is designed for business owners and managers, but it should be informative for anyone who attends. Employment laws, common management mistakes, potential legal land mines, and effective human resources practices, will be highlighted for each stage of the employment process:


  • Recruiting People
  • Hiring People
  • Paying People
  • Managing People
  • Dismissing People


Excellent reference tools will also be provided.

Register Today!

Improving Brain Fitness with Jen Beyst

February 21st, 2023

Join us for a fresh, practical look at the way our brains work and change! This workshop will feature important elements involved in keeping our brains fit for life. We’ll highlight 5 keys to optimizing brain function and introduce an objective cognitive function assessment designed to pinpoint areas to target for improvement.

We’ll also introduce Cognitive Function Development Therapy as a clinically effective modality available in Yavapai County. We’ll share how it improves cognitive processes, such as memory, attention, problem-solving skills, and nervous system regulation for individuals ages 6 to 96! We’ll also demonstrate activities and techniques you can use and share fun, practical ways to implement these brain-building activities and elements in your daily life.

Register Today!

You can register for and learn more about upcoming workshops HERE

UWYC Partnering Agency Spotlight: Prescott Community Cupboard

Prescott Community Cupboard Join Forces to Combat Food Insecurity 

In a significant step towards alleviating hunger in Yavapai County, United Way of Yavapai County (UWYC) has partnered with the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank. This collaboration is a beacon of hope for numerous individuals and families grappling with food insecurity in the region.

Food insecurity, a critical issue in Yavapai County, affects a diverse population including low-income families, the elderly, and families going through unforeseen hardships. UWYC, known for its community-driven initiatives, recognized the urgency of this problem and sought a partnership with the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, an organization with a longstanding commitment to feeding the hungry.

This partnership is more than a mere alliance; it represents a synergistic effort that combines the strengths of both organizations. United Way, with its extensive network and resources, brings strategic planning and fundraising capabilities. In contrast, the Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank, with its operational expertise in food collection and distribution, ensures that the aid reaches those in need efficiently.

One of the key aspects of this partnership is the implementation of innovative programs aimed at increasing food accessibility. These programs include accessible food pantries, community outreach, and educational initiatives about nutrition and budget-friendly shopping. These efforts are tailored to reach various segments of the population, ensuring that everyone from children to the elderly has access to nutritious food.

Moreover, the collaboration extends beyond food distribution. It encompasses a holistic approach to tackling the root causes of food insecurity, such as poverty, unemployment, and lack of education. By addressing these underlying issues, the partnership aims to provide long-term solutions and not just immediate relief.

The impact of this partnership is already visible in the community. The increased reach and efficiency have led to a significant rise in the number of families receiving aid. Stories of hope and gratitude from beneficiaries underscore the profound difference this collaboration is making in people's lives.

The partnership between United Way of Yavapai County and Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank is a testament to the power of collaborative community effort in addressing complex social challenges. By pooling resources and expertise, these organizations are not only feeding the hungry but also nurturing a community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive, irrespective of their economic circumstances. This initiative serves as an inspiring model for other communities grappling with similar issues, demonstrating how unity and collective action can bring about tangible change.

To donate or get involved please visit today!

UWYC Highlights

United Way of Yavapai County is doing what they do best: bringing our community together to help those in need. As the temperatures drop, the need for those in crisis goes up. “That’s why we are here- to identify the unmet needs in our community, and, through the power of collective impact, meet those needs” states Cheryl Phipps, Board President for United Way of Yavapai County. This is the 2nd year United Way of Yavapai County has collected warm clothes and sleeping bags in the winter. They collected 4 times as many items as last year. Executive Director of United Way, Dave Seigler credits this increase to living the vision –“Live United”. Dozens of local businesses helped by being early collection sites, such as Matt’s Saloon, Raskins Jewelers, Palace restaurant and saloon, YMCA, National Bank of Arizona, and the town of Chino Valley, Prescott United Methodist Church, City of Cottonwood, Stone Ridge, and others. These early collection sites helped this 1-day event last several weeks; it gives businesses and donors an opportunity to make a difference without breaking their bank. Homelessness is surging in our region, and United Way is here to help. Local agencies who help homeless people are about to begin an annual count of those in our area who are without stable shelter. United Way of Yavapai County is supporting Catholic Social services, and local veterans' groups are leading the effort to determine how many people are in crisis, and how we can best respond. Each of these agencies counting homeless people also bring out supplies that may be the difference between life and death -sleeping bags, hygiene kits, warm jackets and hats, etc.

Because of our generous donors in Yavapai County, just over 2000 children, seniors and families will be a little warmer this winter.

UWYC Updates

United Way of Yavapai County is mobilizing our community, so everyone has a pathway to opportunity and impact. We work with our community, corporate and nonprofit partners to achieve bold goals for Yavapai County in health, housing and homelessness, education and workforce development. Your support goes to the most effective programs supporting our neighbors.

When you show up UNITED and choose to give to United Way of Yavapai County you will be helping people in our community improve their lives. Every gift to United Way, big or small, makes a huge difference.

With your continued support, we will:

• Feed those facing food insecurity

• House those experiencing homelessness

• Help students stay in school

• Link individuals to mental health services

• Prepare youth for success in school, work and life

• Support emergency shelters and homelessness prevention

• Provide needed resources to individuals seeking better job opportunities

• Connect those in financial distress with resources to pay bills and stay in their homes

• And so much more!

Donors like you are the heart of United Way. When you give, you give more than just dollars. YOU give hope, solutions and a chance at a brighter future. You support multiple causes, making your dollars go further and creating a bigger impact, and our Helping the Working Poor Arizona State Tax Credit program allows you to help your most vulnerable neighbors lift themselves out of poverty. As a State Tax Credit, you get 100% of your contribution back - dollar for dollar.

For more information visit or call (928) 778-6605

(928) 778-6605

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