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Your gift addresses root causes of our state’s biggest problems.

Thank you for investing in Rhode Island.

United Way offers a variety of options for you to support this work. Find out which giving method is best for you.

By credit card online

You can donate via credit card, one-time or monthly.

By check

Simply send a check to our secure PO box; include a note with your contact information and any instructions, if you like.

United Way of Rhode Island
Dept # 111065
PO Box 9718
Providence, RI 02940-9718

Pay your pledge

If you’ve already made a pledge, you can pay your pledge online.

In honor or memorial gifts

Donate as a gift to a friend or a memorial to a loved one. Simply indicate how you’d like your gift acknowledged on our giving form.

Workplace giving

Join the 350+ local organizations, small and large, that engage employees through workplace giving programs. These programs bring together employees to learn about our community’s needs, offer efficient ways to give, and provide rewarding team-building experiences through volunteerism. Learn more about workplace giving.

MyFund charitable giving account

Give $1,000 or more each year and you can open a MyFund charitable giving account. MyFund makes donations to all your favorite charities quick, easy, and secure. Add funds, send gifts, view and print statements in one place, at any time. Consolidate your giving and receive one tax receipt. Learn more about MyFund.

Donate securities

Donating securities is easy. You could be saving on taxes while helping others. To learn more, contact your financial advisor or contact us at support@unitedwayri.org.

IRA rollover gifts

If you’re an American taxpayer age 70.5 or older, you may donate up to and including $100,000 from your IRAs each year without having to treat the withdrawals as taxable income. To learn more, contact your financial advisor.

Planned giving

When you plan a gift as part of your overall estate and financial plans, you ensure we continue United Way’s mission far into the future. Learn more about our Anchor Society.

jOIN A GROUP

Meet others helping make Rhode Island a place where every individual in each community has equal opportunity for justice and prosperity.

Join community and business leaders who are passionate about changing lives, committed to creating action, and dedicated to bringing together the expertise and resources that get results.

Collaborate with other professional women to improve early childhood education and financial stability for women.

Get inspired, network, develop professionally, and make a difference with other early- to mid-career professionals.

BE A FUNDRAISER

HOST A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER

Go to Facebook's fundraiser page and choose United Way of Rhode Island as your nonprofit.

SHOP AT AMAZONSMILE

Set up United Way of Rhode Island as your designated charity, and 0.5% of eligible purchases will go to United Way. Get started with AmazonSmile.

ASK FOR THE GIFT OF GIVING

Ask for donations to United Way of Rhode Island for special events in lieu of gifts (birthdays, showers, weddings, etc.).

HOST A HOME SALES PARTY

Host a home sales party and donate a percent to United Way of Rhode Island.

RUN A CONTEST

Host a challenge with your friends (video game contest, book reading, weight loss, exercise, etc.) and donate money to enter the contest.

EARN GIFTS FOR GRADES

Students, ask your parents to donate if you get good grades on your report card!

Forbes Nonprofit Council members share tips on building mutually beneficial partnerships. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS.

Form Symbiotic Nonprofit Relationships

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"If not done carefully, a business relationship has the potential to hinder rather than help the work being done by both organizations. To prevent collaborations that hinder nonprofit work, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including Cortney Nicolato, United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, share how nonprofit leaders can form mutually beneficial relationships with a partner or another organization."

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Rakia Islam is one of the Design Team members. PHOTO: Refugee Dream Center

Nonprofit Center Design Team Announced

GoLocalProv

"United Way of Rhode Island announced on Tuesday the... members of a 'Design Team' that will be tasked with co-creating a vision and plan for... a Nonprofit Resource Center... 'We had a strong application response, and [these] individuals particularly stood out for their collection of unique insights and commitment to collaboration,' said Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO of United Way."

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CORTNEY NICOLATO is the CEO and president of the United Way of Rhode Island. As of Monday afternoon, this year's 401Gives Day raised $3.09 million, breaking last year’s record total by close to a million dollars. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

401Gives raises $3.09M for 507 nonprofits

Providence Business News

"This year's 401Gives Day raised the bar, once again, in supporting the state's nonprofit sector. As of Monday afternoon, the annual online fundraising initiative raised $3.09M, breaking last year's record total by close to a million dollars. It also saw a record number of donors – 12,850 in total as of 2:15 p.m. Monday – and number of organizations supported at 507, exceeding last year's mark by 87."

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Olneyville Programs Awarded $182,708

Through its Olneyville Community Fund, United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $182,708 in grants to programs whose work is strengthening the Providence neighborhood it calls home… Investments focus on creating opportunities for all by improving access to services for residents, enhancing educational offerings for children through adults, and increasing nonprofit capacity to meet community need. Eleven organizations received funding.

Leaders Chosen for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

“The leaders of 10 local organizations have been selected as fellows to participate in the latest Nonprofit Innovation Lab. This marks the third cohort of the joint effort of United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse that launched in 2020. The unique program challenges organizations to think outside the box to develop new solutions to pressing social issues.”

State of Black RI Issues Homeownership Report

“Disparities in homeownership for Black Americans have persisted over time, but in Rhode Island, the rate of Black homeowners lags behind the national figure. However, the implementation of policy recommendations outlined in the newly released The State of Black Rhode Island: Homeownership Report can help to reduce, and possibly eliminate, these disparities.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

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