United, we succeed

Spotlight on Service:

Economic Development Council of San Juan County

Dear Board and Team of United Way of San Juan County,

The EDC of San Juan County is deeply grateful to you for your support of our workforce training programs.

Thanks to the support of UWSJC and other community partners, our Trades and Tech training and other initiatives continue to thrive and expand to meet the need of our workforce and businesses.

Our winter 2023 courses include Woodworking, Welding, Geographic Information Systems, and Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics, and we already have over 30 students enrolled.

These courses help to fortify San Juan County’s workforce and businesses, and they prepare community members for entry into higher-wage careers in the islands.

To keep our programs very low cost, the EDC relies on fundraising and grants. Community support also enables us to expand our range of courses, and to respond quickly to economic changes that can necessitate workforce training and re-training.

We are incredibly appreciative of United Way of San Juan County’s generosity, and their efforts to keep these important community resources alive.


The EDC Board and staff



Spotlight on Service: Lopez Island Family Resource Center

From Barbara Schultheiss, Executive Director:

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the generous support of United Way of San Juan County who has been there for us, year after year, helping us meet the needs of the Lopez community.

United Way of San Juan County deserves recognition for their unwavering dedication to organizations such as ours, flexible funding allowing new innovative programs to launch, and providing funding for essential household supports and youth development programs. All year round, this funding assures we can provide a wide range of services that help Lopez island thrive, grow stronger and meet challenges such as the pandemic. United Way SJC is such a vital partner to making this happen!


- The staff and board of LIFRC




Our Mission

The mission of United Way of San Juan County is to advance the common good throughout the county by enhancing our local agencies to meet vital needs of our community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to actively partner with non-profit organizations and agencies to create opportunities for a better life for all of our residents.  We collaborate with the public, private, and educational sectors as we come together promoting education readiness and success, financial stability, and healthy communities.