United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) is committed to exemplary stewardship of donor funds. UWSN is governed by a local volunteer board of directors whose members are respected community and business leaders. Each year, a volunteer-led finance committee comprised of CPAs, accountants and corporate leaders review the annual budget and internal operational procedures. In addition, on an annual basis, an independent certified public accounting firm conducts an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Annually, the audit confirms UWSN is in compliance and void of material weaknesses with regard to internal controls, which is the highest rating possible. We are committed to the highest levels of professionalism and transparency in everything we do.

United Way Worldwide is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities with more than 40 countries and territories.  Each United Way is governed by a local board of volunteers. Since our local beginning more than 60 years ago, the accountability standards of United Way of Southern Nevada have been based upon the models of transparency and efficiency.

To operate under the umbrella of “United Way,” members must adhere to very strict membership requirements, including United Way Worldwide’s Standards of Excellence. These standards require participating United Ways to submit a detailed self-assessment biannually and detailed revenue and expense information yearly, plus an annual certification to very strict legal, governance, trademark, ethics, reporting, designation fee, and audit requirements.

UWSN IRS Form 990s

2021 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2022

Dear interested donors, potential donors, and community members:

Above is United Way of Southern Nevada’s FY21/22 annual tax return known as the form 990. Our 990 was prepared by our independent auditing firm, HRC. The United Way of Southern Nevada is concluding its 65th year of service to the Southern Nevada community. We are committed to building a community that cares about each other and provides supportive services and opportunities to thousands of residents. Our organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by thousands of donors and volunteers.  A full description of our activities is contained in the 990.
UWSN is committed to full transparency of our annual financial activities. Readers will note that a significant drop in revenue occurred between the year reported and the previous fiscal year. The simple explanation is that in the previous year, UWSN was fortunate to receive a $10 million gift from MacKenzie Scott. We remain grateful for that gift which has helped us sustain our service to the community during the challenges caused by COVID-19 and the economy.  If you have any specific questions concerning our 990 or United Way’s work in Southern Nevada, please contact our office by email at info@uwsn.org and leave a name and contact information, the general nature of your question, and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.

2020 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2021

2019 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2020

2018 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2019

2017 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2018

2016 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2017

2015 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2016

2014 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2015

2013 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2014

2012 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2013

2011 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2012

2010 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2011

2009 IRS Form 990 for year ended June 30, 2010

UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2020 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2019 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2018 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2017 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2016 UWSN Audited Financial Statements 

2015 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2014 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2013 UWSN Audited Financial Statements

2012 UWSN Audited Financial Statements


United Way of Southern Nevada Donor Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to collection of information, including information collected on our website.  By submitting your information to us or any of our staff, you consent to the terms and conditions of the policy and to our processing personal information for the purposes stated below. 

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us.  Here are some examples of ways in which we may collect your information.

  • When you request information via one of the email addresses identified on our website or otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question.  We may then collect your name, address and email in order to respond to that inquiry.

  • We may collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event.

  • We may collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, over the phone or by mailing in a check.

The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by United Way of Southern Nevada.  From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above. 

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information, collected on the website or through any other business activities with anyone else.

  • We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.

  • We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so.

  • We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.

  • We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.  

  • We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud.  We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation.  If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise disclose your personal information to any third parties.  Further, United Way of Southern Nevada will not sell or trade your personally identifiable information to any third parties.


We believe that every person in Southern Nevada must have equal access to solving community problems. 
We welcome the unique perspectives and experiences that individuals bring to advancing our mission and progressing our fight for the success of every person in our community.
We take the broadest possible view of diversity understanding that everyone has different values, beliefs and lived experiences. We value the intersectionality, the interconnected fabric of experiences including but not limited to race, class, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and disability, that develops each person’s unique identity. 
We commit to entering partnerships and programs that address the inequities keeping Nevadans from success. 
We dedicate ourselves to using these principles for our business and our communities and invite others to join us in uniting for Nevada’s success.


What does United Way do?

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. With the support of a committed group of strategic partners, we create bold and positive change for Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable populations through innovation, leadership and collaboration. Your support goes directly back into the community to improve the lives of thousands of people in Southern Nevada and create the foundation for a better life for all.

You are helping to build a stronger Southern Nevada.

Your gift is an important part of the combined support of 20,000 donors, 2,000 volunteers, 300 companies and 400 agencies who are providing help where it is needed most and creating lasting impact in our community.

How can I contribute money to United Way?

You can donate online at uwsn.org/give or please call United Way at (702) 892-2300 to find out how you can help.

Why should I give to United Way rather than directly to an agency?

Community fundraising costs would more than double if every agency had to raise the funds United Way provides. By contributing to our collective impact efforts, your dollars help build a stronger future for the entire community. With one gift to United Way, you support a variety of programs and initiatives making an impact in Southern Nevada.

How can I volunteer my time to help others?

United Way’s Volunteer Engagement Team can help design a life changing volunteer opportunity. With over 2000 volunteers and year round activities, we can connect you with a project or cause that is meaningful to you and your department, corporation, or convention. Visit us at uwsn.org/volunteer or call 702-892-2300 to make a difference.

What if I feel pressured to give?

Contributions to United Way are voluntary and your personal decision. We do not support any form of pressure on donors to give or requirements regarding how much to give.

Are United Way donations tax-deductible?

United Way of Southern Nevada is a federally registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. As such, donations to the United Way are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by an individual’s or corporation’s circumstances. Those contributing through payroll deduction in their workplace should keep a copy of their signed pledge card and maintain their last pay stub of the tax year or Form W-2 from their employer that summarizes the amount withheld for the United Way during their tax year. In the event that goods or services of more than a nominal value are received in exchange for a gift (such as buying an auction item), only the donation in excess of the value of the good or service is considered to be tax deductible. Donors are encouraged to consult their own tax professionals to determine the extent to which their donations are tax-deductible in their own circumstances.

What happened to accredited agencies?

United Way of Southern Nevada discontinued the accreditation process as of April 26, 2016. You can choose to designate a portion of your gift to any registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation by filling out the appropriate items on your pledge form or contacting our office at 702-892-2300.

How is our United Way connected to United Way in other cities?

United Way of Southern Nevada is independent and self-governing. The money you contribute stays here to help residents in Southern Nevada. Our local Board of Directors manages the fundraising and distribution of money raised here and assumes responsibility for the integrity and stewardship of our operations.