Who We Are & What We Do
Our mission at United Way of Battlement to the Bells is to help ordinary people in the Roaring Fork, Crystal and Colorado River Valleys to make an extraordinary difference by assisting those most in need throughout our local communities. Our goal is to help change our communities for good.
A slideshow of images from towns we serve, and the great work done by local nonprofits that call those communities home.
As a member of United Way of America/United Way Worldwide, our local office pays a nominal membership fee, based on income, to United Way America.
Membership dues allow us to join more than 1,300 other offices across the country that distribute designated-donor contributions back to us from businesses and employees who wish to support our local efforts but are located in other parts of Colorado and outside the state. Dues also cover financial training and oversight, materials, tools, and intra-office communications and other information sharing.
Service Area: Our independently run, local United Way office covers the Western Slope of Colorado from Battlement Mesa to the Maroon Bells. Our service area includes the I-70 corridor beginning at the western edge of Garfield County and heading east to Glenwood Springs. From the intersection of I-70 and Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs, our service area then encompasses the region located south and east, and all the way to Aspen. In between, our service area also covers Carbondale, where Highway 133 heads up to Redstone and Marble. From Carbondale, our service area includes El Jebel and Basalt, where Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties meet.
Grants: Like other United Way organizations nationwide, we collect donations from community members — in the form of payroll deductions, business employee-matching or lump-sum donations, and individual and family donations — and distribute the pooled funds each year in the form of grants to worthy local nonprofits. To learn more about our grant program, click here.
Prescription Discounts: United Way offers local residents the opportunity to save money on prescription medications by obtaining and using a free FamilyWize prescription discount card. To learn more about this program, click this link.
Referrals: United Way of Battlement to the Bells is a active participant in Colorado’s statewide 2-1-1 information and assistance program. More information about the 2-1-1 Program here in Western Colorado can be found by clicking this link or the 2-1-1 logo.