Ethics & Accountability

Like the 1,300 other United Ways in the country, Capital Area United Way is an autonomous 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a local all-volunteer Board of Directors. Additionally, a volunteer committee of financial experts from the community meets year-round, monitoring the organization’s financial position.  Capital Area United Way is committed to ensuring your gift is invested in the most effective way possible to provide maximum results.  Our operation budget is audited by an independent accounting firm and is carefully reviewed by the members of the CAUW Finance and Audit Committee, and the Board of Directors.


Financial Statements & Documents

Our complete audited financial statements and reports are listed below and in the Quick Links menu to the left.


IRS 990 Form

Audited Financial Statements

Annual Report


Code of Ethics

United Way volunteers, employees and representatives have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards.  We believe these standards go beyond compliance with laws and regulations - calling us to fulfill higher obligations as stewards of the public trust.  The Board of Directors and United Way staff approve the code annually and board members are required to personally certify their compliance to it.

Code of Ethics

Conflict of Interest

Donor Bill of Rights

Donor Privacy Rights

Record Retention Policy

Whistle Blower Policy



License to Solicit

Designation Policy