Impact network

impact network

Making lasting change in the community

We invite you to become more deeply involved in United Way’s mission.

United Way’s Impact Network provides passionate individuals the opportunity to make lasting change in our community.

Thousands of Rhode Islanders unite as the Impact Network of United Way. Each year, they give gifts of all sizes to United Way’s Community Impact Fund because they see a future where every individual in each community has equal opportunity for justice and prosperity. 

As a member of our Impact Network, you join with others to shape change by helping to influence and guide our work. You don’t just help people; you play an active role in transforming how they are helped.

Unite for change with the Impact Network.

INVEST UNITED
Individuals invest what they can to United Way’s Community Impact Fund because they are committed to a more equitable Rhode Island.

YOUNG LEADERS CIRCLE (YLC)
YLC brings together young professionals who lead their peers to improve the community around them. They combine their passion with action and gifts of $25/month to drive change with United Way.

LEADERS UNITED
Rhode Islanders who commit at least $84/month to the Community Impact Fund to address disparities and take action. For more information, contact Carolina Correa at carolina.correa@unitedwayri.org.

WOMEN UNITED
Women United works to further childhood literacy in Rhode Island through grantmaking and volunteering. All members make gifts of at least $1,000 annually to support this focus. For more information, contact Karen Alzate at karen.alzate@unitedwayri.org.

TOCQUEVILLE UNITED
Philanthropic leaders who give $10,000 or more annually with at least $2,500 invested in United Way’s Community Impact Fund. For more information, contact Judy Dumas at judy.dumas@unitedwayri.org.

CHANGE MAKERS
Individuals who transform our community by uniting their voices and gifts of $10,000 or more each year to the Community Impact Fund. For more information, contact Lanre Ajakaiye at lanre.ajakaiye@unitedwayri.org.

As an Impact Network member, you will have the opportunity to see your work in action. In addition to helping Rhode Islanders in need, you will also enjoy other exclusive benefits, including:

  • Joining a statewide network of philanthropic leaders
  • Exclusive United Way events
  • The opportunity to involve family members through MyFund and volunteer programs
  • Access to MyFund, your personal charitable account
  • Public recognition in United Way’s annual Community Impact Report
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MyFund, a charitable giving account with concierge service

MyFund is United Way of Rhode Island's proprietary charitable giving account. It 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.

With MyFund, you'll get a personal United Way representative to answer your questions throughout the year. Giving society members especially appreciate advice and assistance involving family members in giving via MyFund.

Learn more or, if you already have an account, login at MyFund.org.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EITC Awareness Day and RI VITA Program Launch

Join us on Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at United Way of Rhode Island in Providence to learn how the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers & families get a tax break. Individuals who earn under $60,000 can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to receive free federal & state tax return preparation. Please register by Wednesday, Jan. 25.

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Nonprofit Innovation Lab Impact Showcase & Pitch Night

Join United Way of Rhode Island and Social Enterprise Greenhouse for our Nonprofit Innovation Lab Impact Showcase & Pitch Night on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at The Guild in Pawtucket. 11 nonprofits have been fine-tuning their innovation ideas for several months and are now preparing for the culminating pitch event, where $90,000 in prizes will be awarded to the three most compelling projects.

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