River Cities United Way

How To Become a Partner Agency

Partner Agency Accreditation Standards

River Cities United Way is committed to assuring that our donor contributions are used effectively in addressing the needs of our community. As part of this commitment we require our partner agencies meet and adhere to quality standards of operation.

These standards are reviewed during the accreditation process. Those health and human service providers with exemplary fiscal accountability and the capacity to produce outcomes will be considered viable for partnership with River Cities United Way.

As a partner agency producing programs that make a community impact your organization may be eligible for funding opportunities through River Cities United Way and would receive recognition by other funders for excellent governance as well as exposure through River Cities United Way's communications tools including our Campaign Materials.

River Cities United Way will accept applications for accreditation from those agencies meeting the following criteria:

  • 501 (c)(3) IRS qualified for at least three years prior to requesting River Cities United Way accreditation.

  • Annual independent audit required if revenues over $500,000.00 - reviewed financials if under amount listed.

  • Administration costs as reported on the agency's annual audit and IRS Form 990 that do not exceed 25 percent revenues

  • Local volunteer board of directors

  • Health and human services provided in Mohave & La Paz Counties, Laughlin Nevada, and Needles California.

  • Willing and able to sign a contract agreement with River Cities United Way

Does your Agency meet the criteria above? If so contact River Cities United Way to get a username and password set up to begin your application. Application period is each Fall (July-August). After receipt of the application, your agency's submission will be reviewed by the volunteer committee. Notification of accreditation status will occur at the end of the current year. No information will be made available prior.


Agency Application Links

Click Here for a copy of the Agency PDF

Click Here to access the online system to begin your application


22,685 people were helped saving $2.1M on prescription medication, an average of 41%.


13 K-12 students received dental referrals, 6 (47%) of which required additional work. The program saved those families an average of $109.79 per claim. 3 students received medical or vision care at an average cost of $83.33.


48 volunteers working 192 hours delivered oral health education and smile kits to 1,272 Kindergarteners, in 53 classrooms, at 20 schools, in 8 communities across 2 counties.

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94 attendees completed the 4-hour workshop covering budgeting and savings. 100% of attendees surveyed after 6-months, reported an improved financial situation.


20 volunteers working 140 hours assisted in preparing and submitting 263 tax returns at 5 sites, saving 2 communities $65,750 in filing fees.





The following companies are $5,000+ Corporate Cornerstone Givers, which covers administrative costs associated with operating our offices.

2016-2017 Campaign

Special Thanks to UniSource for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Mohave State Bank for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way
Special Thanks to Havasu Regional Medical Center for being a Corporate Cornerstone Contributor to River Cities United Way

Thank you also to our Pillar Society Donors.

Interested in adding your company to the list? Please Contact Us
Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce
Needles Chamber of Commerce

Kingman Chamber of Commerce

Laughlin Chamber of Commerce

McMullen Chamber of Commerce

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits


Internal Revenue Service

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