Together, We Can

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

FAQs

WHY UNITED WAY?

Because we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.


WHAT DOES UNITED WAY DO?

We prepare young children for school, promote physical and mental health, create pathways to financial stability, feed hungry families, and house those without a home. See how we help. And see who we help.


HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

There are 3 ways you can get involved. You can donate, advocate for United Way by starting a or workplace campaign, volunteer.


WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO?

United Way has a unique ability to maximize the effect of a dollar and direct funds to the most impactful programs as well as leverage additional funds through grants and cost-effective purchases. Your contribution directly impacts people’s lives

We maximize our impact by bringing together people and organizations to make greater New Haven a better place. Check out our financials for more information regarding expenses and revenue.


ARE YOU HIRING?

Check out our careers page to see if there are any openings.


HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Check out our volunteer opportunities here.


WHICH TOWNS DOES UNITED WAY OF GREATER NEW HAVEN SERVE?

United Way’s programs serve residents in 12 towns: Bethany, Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, and Woodbridge.


DO MY DOLLARS STAY LOCAL?

Yes.


HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT?

United Way’s program investments are made by a group of volunteer experts representing a cross-section of greater New Haven. These volunteers annually evaluate various community programs and make recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors regarding the strategies, partnerships, and roles that enable United Way to respond to community needs and change community conditions.

These volunteers bring community knowledge, content expertise, and strategic thinking skills to help United Way develop and execute its community agenda, make funding recommendations, and evaluate results.


CAN I CHOOSE WHERE MY DONATION IS DIRECTED?

Yes. Giving to the United Way Community Fund is the most powerful way to invest in our community, but you can also choose to have your contribution designated to the following focus areas: health, education, and financial stability. You may also select a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


CAN I MAKE A CONTRIBUTION BY CHECK OR CASH INSTEAD OF PAYROLL DEDUCTION?

Although many people find payroll deduction to be the most convenient way to donate, you can make your donation by check, cash or credit card. Just complete the pledge form by selecting the payment method and give it to your United Way campaign coordinator.

You may also send a pledge form and check in a sealed envelope to: United Way of Greater New Haven, 370 James Street, Suite 403, New Haven, CT 06513. Please note it is for your company’s United Way campaign.


CAN I GIVE STOCK FOR MY UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTION?

Yes. For specific instructions, please call Kathleen Crisafi, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO, at (203) 691-4213.


IS MY CONTRIBUTION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Absolutely! Your payroll stub or canceled check serves as verification for tax purposes.

Based on IRS regulations, donors who make non-payroll gifts of $250 or more will receive a letter from United Way of Greater New Haven regarding that gift for tax purposes.

Our tax-exempt number is 06-0646761.


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