How You Can Help

United Way of Dane County takes a leadership role in attacking the root causes of our community’s most pressing problems. But in order to succeed, we need local heroes like you to join our mission of change.

Contributions of time, talent and dollars are leveraged many times over with our efficient management of community resources. When you give an unrestricted gift to United Way, your contribution will address problems community-wide, for all who are impacted by the issue (ensuring that you make a greater personal impact). 38,000 donors across our area make this commitment every year.

United Way of Dane County maintains an 86/14 ratio, with 86% of all fundraising dollars invested in programs and initiatives right here in Dane County. This ratio is nationally and locally recognized as extremely efficient. United Way received CharityNavigator.org‘s 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for seven years in a row.

Please explore your options for making a financial contribution on the left. These include making a personal donation online (possibly at a leadership giving level), encouraging a United Way campaign at your place of work, becoming involved with specific service efforts like Women’s Initiative, and making a planned gift through the United Way Foundation, so that your legacy of giving will live on in perpetuity.

Thank you for Living United!