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There are so many meaningful ways to give to United Way. Find yours below.

We help put your kindness into action. Your contribution to United Way of 1000 Lakes stays here, in our Itasca County service area, to create a community that works for all. 

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A gift to Untied Way remains the most effective and efficient way to help the entire community. When you make a donation, your dollars stay in our community to help with needs as varied as the people with those needs. 

Your donation of $500, $100, $50, $25 or even $10 dollars helps our community thrive. Plus, thanks to a generous supporter, your gift to United Way will be matched (up to $5,000), dollar for dollar, making your gift go even further to help make life better for everyone.

Your generosity helps make our region a better place for all of us. Thank you.


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Other Ways to Give

Join a leadership Society
United Way of 1000 Lakes leadership donors do something generous and influential through their commitment to envisioning a better community - and then making that vision a reality. They ensure that children will succeed, families will achieve financial stability, seniors will lead purposeful lives and all who aim to turn their struggles into strengths do so. Leadership donors lead by example, showing that anyone can shape the future of their community and impact countless lives. Learn more about Leadership Giving.


Planned Giving
For many people, philanthropic giving is a lifelong commitment that provides both personal satisfaction and financial benefits. In addition to planting a seed that will continue to grow for generations to come, there are financial incentives that may apply to planned giving.

A charitable planned gift is the result of careful and thoughtful structuring of one’s estate to benefit one or more charitable organizations. A planned gift can be given in many ways, including cash, charitable trusts, life insurance, retirement plans, bequests, appreciated property, charitable gift annuities and donor advised funds.

The legal name to use in gift-planning transactions is United Way of 1000 Lakes.Our Federal Tax ID number is 41-6042589.

Contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or email us letting know you made a planned gift.


Make a Gift of Stock

Donating stock can be an effective and efficient method of supporting the United Way. Stock donations may enable you to increase your gift to United Way while realizing additional tax benefits for you. Check with your broker or tax advisor to determine if a stock donation makes sense for you. 

When donating stock, most people simply transfer the stock directly to United Way rather than selling it. This allows you to claim a charitable contribution in the amount of the average of the high and low stock price on the day of the transfer to United Way. United Way is responsible for any fees related to the sale of the stock.

For information contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or by Email.


IRA charitable rollover gifts
If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit United Way of 1000 Lakes and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. Download sample letters


Workplace Campaigns
Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organization’s United Way Annual Campaign. Often, they make their donations through payroll deduction over the course of each year. Please check with your organization to find out about your United Way Campaign.


Sponsorship Program
Because of generous corporate partners, United Way is able to thank, recognize, educate and train donors and volunteers, without incurring additional expenses. Learn more about the Sponsor Program. Call 218-999-7570 or email.


Thrivent Choice Dollars
Are you are a member of Thrivent Financial? If so, you can direct "Choice Dollars" to United Way of 1000 Lakes – at no extra cost to you – through “Thrivent Choice.” 


Benefits of Giving

Efficiency. United Way effectively leverages private donations in order to finance innovative programs and initiatives that profoundly affect communities. Your investment supports dozens of effective programs and initiatives that must show measurable outcomes to receive funding.

Expertise. Our research identifies the most pressing needs and most effective solutions in our focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health, and draws on the resources of United Way Worldwide, the largest private non-profit in the world.

Local focus. Your support helps people throughout the Itasca Area, and statewide through programs like First Call / United Way 2-1-1. Local volunteers, supported by United Way staff, help determine where your investment can do the most good.

Accountability. The investment of your hard-earned dollars is overseen by a volunteer board that ensures the strictest accountability, fiscal responsibility, and careful use of your donation.

Connection. Through United Way, your investment is connected to businesses, volunteers, community leaders, people, and organizations — and that multiplies its impact. Together, we can accomplish more than any single person, group, or organization.

Ease in giving. United Way makes it easy for you to help the community. Participating in a workplace campaign makes giving a convenient part of your life.

Results. Your gift makes a long-term impact on our community. United Way goes beyond quick fixes to create measurable change that lasts.