Donating is easy
You can make a one-time donation or arrange for a payroll deduction, so that your giving continues throughout the year. As little as a dollar per pay period translates into meaningful support over time.
You choose where your money goes
On the campaign portal, https://uwriweb.org/RIstate, you can search the database for your favorite charity. There’s even a write-in option.
You can also choose to donate to one of two ready-made funds:
United Way’s Community Impact Fund: United Way has integrated our sub-funds for 211, Basic Needs, and Education for All into our overarching Community Impact Fund. The Community Impact Fund supports UWRI’s mission uniting our community and resources to build racial equity and opportunities for all Rhode Islanders. This fund supports people in need through grants to local programs and nonprofits, helping Rhode Islanders gain the skills they need to achieve financial stability, move from chronic homelessness to stable and affordable housing, receive high-quality educational experiences, and, in the event of a crisis, get connected to essential services through United Way 211 in Rhode Island. It also invests in early childhood education, afterschool programs, and summer programs all designed to make sure that children are ready for college or careers.
Fund for Women United: UWRI’s Women United brings women together through philanthropy, volunteerism, and community leadership to help close the gaps in childhood literacy.
Support your community
Thousands of Rhode Islanders come together as United Way of Rhode Island’s Impact Network. 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. The members of the Impact Network leverage their gifts with their voices and talents to build a stronger Rhode Island. Donating now not only provides help when it is most needed, but it also feels great to give back.