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


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

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


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Join the movement to achieve equity by sponsoring a program.

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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.