Funding Allocation

How We Allocate Funds

Money donated through United Way of Pueblo County goes directly to local health and human service agencies. United Way of Pueblo County is proud that more than .89 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs benefiting the people of Pueblo County.  Less than 1% of our operating budget goes to United Way Worldwide membership dues.  This membership enables our organization to use national advertising, research, training and other programs. However, the money raised here stays here.

The United Way allocations committee, comprised of local volunteers, review the annual requests by the partner agencies and make the funding recommendations, ensuring every penny is spent wisely.  They carefully distribute the funds that you entrust to them according to the needs in the community. This process ensures your contribution has a maximum impact on your community.   These recommendations are given to the United Way Board of Trustees for final approval. 

They also are charged with oversight and monitoring funds distributed by United Way to funded programs.

If you chose, you can specify exactly where your contribution will go. The money you donate can go to precisely the organizations, issues and local needs you chose.  Remember, United Way of Pueblo County is an independent, local organization. The money given to United Way of Pueblo County goes to help individuals and families right here in Pueblo County. United Way of Pueblo County is a member of United Way Worldwide. 

2015-2016 United Way of Pueblo County Funding

Community Campaign ("Member Agency" Pot, Mental Health, and Senior Services Funding)


Colorado Combined Campaign (State Employees) - 2014/2015


Combined Federal Campaign (Federal Employees) - 2014/2015


Emergency Food & Shelter Program (Federal Grant) - 2015/2016


El Pomar Endowment Fund (Aid to Indigent & Homeless)


Wittels Investment (Designated by Donor) - 2014/2015


Designated to Non-Member Agencies - 2014/2015


Community Impact Grant - A Caring Pregnancy Center (ACPC) & Colorado Farm to Table


Cares Program - Board of Water Works - 2014/2015


Special Funding - Hearing Project - Hearing Aids for Needy Individuals; Pueblo Poverty Foundation - Flu shots, Diabetes screenings, Christmas Stockings; Salvation Army Pueblo Corps - Christmas Toys for Children and Utility Assistance


IBEW/NECA Electrical Repair Assistance Program (funds contributed by IBEW/NECA) - 2014/2015


Gil Padilla Memorial Fund


United Way of Pueblo County Mentorship Program


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program$31,246

Paid Direct (Funds raised via UW Campaign, paid by other) - 2014/2015


Total Distributed Into Community........................


United Way of Pueblo County Administrative and Fundraising Costs - 10%


When you donate to United Way, you are actually donating to over 25 different non-profit agencies dedicated to helping Pueblo County citizens from infants to senior citizens! Contributing to United Way of Pueblo County is the best way of providing help to those that who need it most. 


Where Funds Come From

All money contributed to United Way of Pueblo County comes from voluntary donations.  United Way of Pueblo County adheres to a strict code of confidentiality.  We do not release or sell our list of donors.


Service Area

  • Pueblo, Pueblo West, Rye, Boone, Colorado City, Beulah

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