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Ways to Give


Supporting struggling people is simple. Give once. Give monthly. Give through your paycheck. Give through your will.

There are so many ways to give:

Donate Online --It's the easy, secure way to make a one-time gift, or opt to make a recurring gift for a longer term impact.

Gifts of stock can be a very powerful tool to manage your personal taxes and meet your philanthropic goals at the SAME time.  For most taxpayers any gift of stock that has been held for at least one year - defined as a 'long term' holding - can be written off at fair market value against income if donated to a qualified charity such as United Way of Western Connecticut. For more information, please contact Jennifer Smith at 203-297-6305.

Donor Advised Funds - coming soon!

IRA owners over age 70½ can make a gift from their IRA directly to a qualified charity such as United Way of Western Connecticut.  An IRA charitable rollover gift can help satisfy your required minimum distribution, reduce your taxable income, and further the work of a charitable organization. Please speak with a tax advisor to see if a gift of stock or through your IRA at this time makes sense for you and your financial goals. For more information, please contact Jennifer Smith at 203-297-6305.

Workplace Campaigns

Corporate Sponsorship

New Tools for Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy


What impact does your gift have?

$100—pays for new books for preschoolers

$300—pays for swimming, soccer, or music lessons for one child

$1,500—pays for 150 families receive free nutritious food throuigh the GROW truck in each of our communities

$5,000—makes child care more affordable at a licensed-based center for 5 families




Matching gifts increase your donation. Many employers match their employees’ gifts, some by as much as 100%. For matching gifts:

1. Confirm - Ask your HR contact or your employer’s Charitable Giving department if they offer gift matching, or check your workplace intranet.

2. Complete - Print or request your company’s matching gift form, or submit via your workplace intranet. Review the program guidelines to see whether United Way is eligible. Note our name and address listed below, the date and amount of your gift, and remember to sign the form if required.

3. Submit - Forward your completed form to us and we'll take it from there. If you're not using a workplace intranet, you can email us at

You can mail your completed form/paperwork to:

United Way of Western Connecticut
Matching Gifts
301 Main St., Suite 2-5
Danbury, CT  06810

We’ll let your employer know that we received your gift and the company will send its matching donation directly to United Way of Western Connecticut. Please note that we are unable to confirm your donation with your employer if you gave anonymously.