Donate

Donate

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!

IN THE NEWS

21-Day Equity Challenge logo

United Way starts 21-Day Equity Challenge

Rhode Island Monthly

"If you’d like to learn more about equity and its role in the fight against systemic racism, United Way… is here to help. Starting on Wednesday, February 24, Rhode Islanders can take part in United Way’s 21-Day Equity Challenge. Participants will receive a daily email that will feature different topics on racial equity, [including] racial identity, implicit bias… and allyship."

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Labor Vision TV: LIVE UNITED 2025

Labor Vision TV

"Erica Hammond sits down with United Way of Rhode Island's CEO Cortney Nicolato. At the start of the new year United Way… introduced its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan… The pair will discuss the importance of explicitly addressing systemic inequity, specifically racial inequity, and the role all of us can play in the fight against poverty throughout Rhode Island."

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11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council

11 Ways Nonprofits Can Garner Feedback

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"As with any business, [nonprofits must] balance… where… donors want to go and what… [customers] desire… [and] find a way to make giving feedback as painless as possible… To help, 11 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council discuss how [nonprofits can] generate feedback from both donors and customers to better plot the trajectory of the organization."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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YLC and Wavemaker Networking Night

Join Young Leaders Circle (YLC) members and Wavemaker Fellows at 5:30 p.m for a virtual networking event. You'll have the opportunity to meet other young professionals and expand your network from the comfort of your home.

Register here.

forum on economic stability

Forum on Economic Stability

Join United Way of Rhode Island and the City of Providence at 1 p.m. for a virtual forum on economic stability. You'll hear from policymakers and advocates about policies you can advocate for to help Rhode Island families achieve economic stability.

Register here.

Our Community Learning Partners Series features community partners that are dedicated to improving children's literacy.

Community Learning Partners Series

Join Women United at 12 p.m. for the next event in their Community Learning Partners Series. You'll hear an update on the state of afterschool in Rhode Island from United Way's Ayana Melvan and Representative Julie A. Casimiro.

Register here.