Equity is when all are

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You are one of the supporters providing opportunity, guidance and strength as we find solutions to our region’s toughest challenges. When none are ignored, all will thrive.

By giving to United Way NCA, you are joining a group of philanthropists who have pledged themselves to the equity movement. Your donation will go directly to the area programs and initiatives that need it most as we reduce disparities and increase equity in the region. Donate today and help United Way NCA provide young people with academic and social support; train adults for jobs that pay a family sustaining income; and connect people in need to medical care, housing and other basic support. It’s a win-win for you and the community you care about. Interested in becoming a monthly donor? Click here.

Learn more about the benefits of giving through our Affinity Groups: United Way Tocqueville Society, United Way’s Women United and United Way Young Philanthropists, by clicking here.

If you are part of a Workplace Campaign, please click here to be redirected to the appropriate page.

Did you know there’s a new way to make a big impact at no cost today? Leaving a legacy gift creates an incredible investment in opportunities for our community members, and United Way of the National Capital Area has teamed up with FreeWill to give you an easy, straightforward way to start your will for free. Go to FreeWill.com/UnitedWay to make your will today.


Is my donation secure?
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Yes. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with any person or entity outside of United Way of the National Capital Area without receiving your specific permission to do so.

Is this donation tax-deductible? 
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United Way of the National Capital Area is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email receipt as your official donation documentation.

Will I receive a receipt?
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Yes, you will receive a donation receipt to the email inbox you provide during the donation process.

Can I mail in a donation with a check?
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Yes. Although we encourage donating online, you may also send us a donation via check by mailing it to:

United Way of the National Capital Area

Department 0751

Washington, DC 20073-0751

Can I donate over the phone?
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For questions on donating over the phone, please call us at 202.488.2038. We strongly encourage donating through our online portal as it is safe, secure and quick.

Can I give a gift from my IRA?
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Yes. The IRA charitable rollover is a great way for you to make a gift to support United Way of the National Capital Area. The IRA rollover allows donors 70.5 years or older to transfer up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to United Way NCA on an annual basis. An IRA rollover gift is a tax-exempt distribution. Qualifying individuals can make charitable gifts using pre-tax IRA assets rather than taking a distribution, paying income taxes and using after tax assets to make a charitable gift. An IRA rollover gift can be used to meet all or part of an IRA’s annual required minimum distribution. Learn more at unitedwaynca.org/take-action/donate/planned-giving.

Can I cancel my recurring donation?
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Yes, to cancel your recurring donation, please contact us at 202.488.2038 or email philanthropy@uwnca.org.

How else can I give? 
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To learn more about the variety of ways you can donate to United Way of the National Capital Area, please visit unitedwaynca.org/take-action/donate.

If you’d like to speak to someone before donating, please call 202-488-2038 or email philanthropy@uwnca.org.

If you would like to give to United Way NCA by mail, please send checks to:

United Way of the National Capital Area
Department 0751
Washington, DC 20073-0751

Join an Affinity Group

Become involved with one of our Affinity Groups to gain access to exclusive networking events, volunteer activities and advocacy opportunities.


Sponsor a Program

Join the movement to achieve equity by sponsoring a program.

People volunteering

Run a Workplace Campaign

When you start a United Way NCA Workplace Campaign, you’ll bring together people who already know how to work together and will make a positive, long-lasting impact on the community your team works and lives in.

Planned Giving

Here’s how to include United Way NCA in your will or estate plan.