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

United Way’s 211 line has received 90K+ calls about pandemic, CEO says

211 has received 90K+ calls about pandemic

WPRI 12

"United Way's 211 call center has been inundated with questions and concerns from Rhode Islanders regarding the coronavirus pandemic… during an interview Wednesday… [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said the call volume increased roughly 40% from previous years, 'and [we] were already taking the most calls per capita in the country.'"

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United Way pledged $100M toward equity

The Brown Daily Herald

"United Way of Rhode Island has pledged $100M to promote racial equity through accessible education, affordable housing, and employment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Rhode Island as part of the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to help address systemic racism… [Brown] University has pledged… $600,000… [over] the next four years toward the LIVE UNITED 2025 campaign."

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Shekarchi unveils legislative package on housing

Shekarchi unveiled legislative package

WPRI 12

"House Speaker Joe Shekarchi on Monday unveiled a legislative package... that he said could go a long way toward addressing the state’s affordable housing challenges. 'Housing is a fundamental right for all humans and that’s not a reality today,' [United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney] Nicolato said. 'We know we have to do better.'"

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

401Gives Day on April 1, 2021

YLC Learn with Leaders Series

Join Young Leaders Circle at 5:30 p.m. to hear about the largest statewide giving day - 401Gives, and how you can become a champion for your favorite nonprofit.

Register here.