Tucson Unified School District

Uniting A Force Against Poverty

Building a Better Community by Uniting People, Ideas, and Resources

United Way is devoting itself to disrupting the cycle of poverty throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona. To do so together, we are building education from cradle to career, providing financial stability for families, and improving the overall health of our community. For every $1 invested in United Way’s Collective Impact Fund, a $5 return is leveraged from partnerships, grants and community support.


Partnership With United Way

United Way’s focused work includes Health, Income, and Education - the building blocks of a good life. TUSD and the families and children in the District are key community partners with United Way and benefit from our working together to change lives. Click on the links below to learn more.

UWTSA and TUSD Community Impact

UWTSA and TUSD Partnership Highlights

Collective Impact Fund

Collective Impact funds are used where the need is greatest, in a way that’s most useful. Your investment in these funds support our three target areas:

  • Education Help children and young adults reach their full potential
  • Financial Stability Help families reach financial independence
  • Healthy Communities Help improve the health and well-being of all

You can choose to give to the Collective Impact Fund or direct your support to one of our target areas. Click here to learn more about the organizations supported by the Collective Impact Fund.

Helping The Working Poor Fund

United Way's Helping the Working Poor Fund provides job-skill training, affordable childcare, educational opportunities, emergency services and more to the working poor in our community. When you invest in United Way's Helping the Working Poor Fund, 100% of your donation is used to support the following organizations:

  • Arizona's Children Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, Catholic Community Services, Child & Family Resources, Inc., Community Food Bank, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, Interfaith Community Services, La Frontera Center, Inc., Literacy Connects, Lutheran Social Services, Our Family Services, Inc., Pio Decimo, Pima Council on Aging, Primavera Foundation, Inc., St. Elizabeth's Health Center, Tucson Nursery School, Tucson Urban League

Helping The Working Poor Tax Credit

Your donation may qualify for the Charitable Tax Credit on your Arizona state income tax return. You could receive an Arizona tax credit of up to $400 if filing a single tax return or $800 if filing a joint tax return (consult your tax professional). United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona qualifies as an umbrella organization under Arizona revised statutes.



Donating online is an easy and efficient way to give back to your community without the waste of paper.





Printable Pledge Form
Agency List
Community Impact
Partnership Highlights
Partnership Examples