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

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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!

Lisa Guillette is the executive director of Foster Forward.JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF

Zoning laws hindering housing construction

The Boston Globe

"Cortney Nicolato, the CEO of United Way of Rhode Island and another member of the special legislative commission, said most of the state’s land use enabling legislation was written in 1991... 'When you have 100 amendments in a 30-year legislation, it's clearly not working... The housing crisis cannot be truly transformed until we tackle systemic barriers, like zoning laws and land use.'"

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McKee is proposing $250M for housing

McKee Proposes $250 Million for Housing

GoLocalProv

"Our state's housing crisis is significant and must be a priority in the budget. But just as important, the investment needs to combine with transformational change in the systems surrounding housing as a whole," said Cortney Nicolato, president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island.

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Thumbnail with side-by-side images of WPRI's Kim Kalunian (left) and United Way of Rhode Island's Kyle Bennett (right) with the headline, "COMMUNITY FOCUS: INTERVIEW WITH THE UNITED WAY."

Community Focus: United Way/Kyle Bennett

WPRI 12

"Director of Policy and Equity for United Way of Rhode Island Kyle Bennett joined 12 News at 4 to discuss the Good Neighbor Energy Fund, how many families benefited from it, and what residents can do to help."

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Voting Begins for Nonprofit Innovation Lab

“Following months of honing their innovative ideas to create positive social impact in our state, leaders of six nonprofits will make their pitch to Rhode Islanders via brief videos in hopes of winning the Public Choice Award of the Nonprofit Innovation Lab. The voting opens Jan. 19 and ends on Jan. 24, with the winning organization receiving $5,000 in funding.”

Leaders Selected for ED Learning Circle

“Leaders of 11 local nonprofits have been selected by United Way of Rhode Island as fellows for its next Executive Director Learning Circle series. The year-long program takes an innovative approach to building the capacity of, and strengthening, the state’s nonprofit sector.”

211: On the Line

“It’s been very, very difficult at times,” shares Evelyn Cabrera, a senior community resource specialist and team leader for United Way 211 in Rhode Island. “But I couldn’t be more proud of our work and the ways we’ve been there to help our fellow Rhode Islanders throughout this crisis.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

National 211 Day Celebration

Join United Way of Rhode Island for our National 211 Day Celebration on Friday, Feb. 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Together, we're celebrating our 211 team who is always there, our donors who make it possible to answer each call, and our community partners who help callers get the services they need. This is a free, virtual event.

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Equity Challenge 2022

Ready to learn more about racial equity? Join our Equity Challenge 2022. You can start when we launch on Feb. 28, 2022 or anytime after that. After registering, you'll receive an email each weekday for three weeks with resources, reflection questions, and actions you can take to help create a more equitable Rhode Island.

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