About Us

United Way of Moscow/Latah County


The United Way of Moscow/Latah County began as the Community Chest in the mid 1930’s under the sponsorship of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce. The organization functioned intermittently after World War II, stopped for several years and was eventually reorganized as the Moscow United Fund in 1956. In the 1970’s, the United Way of Moscow/Latah County, Inc. was created as a private non-profit member agency of the United Way of America.

Originally, a board of 23 volunteer members from the community at large operated the Community Chest and later the United Way. Any individual who contributed money and or service to the United Way was considered a member of the organization and could be elected to the Board of Directors. Any agency desiring to participate in the United Way campaign could be a member agency upon designation by the board.

The Board of Directors now operate the United Way of Moscow/Latah County. The Board of Directors come from the local community and represent the diverse professional business and regional population. It is still true today that any individual contributing money or service is a member of the organization and has voting rights at the Annual Meeting usually held in January. Agencies apply to the Board of Directors to become United Way partners and membership is determined at the allocation hearings by the Allocations committee. Currently, there are 20 human service agencies under the umbrella of the United Way of Moscow/Latah County.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

  • We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.
  • We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
  • We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.
  • We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.
  • We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.
  • Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.