Benefits of Giving
Nonprofit Organizations Benefit
Nonprofits appreciate workplace giving programs like the UW Combined Fund Drive because they are one of the most inexpensive forms of fundraising and one of the largest sources of income. In addition, it is often easier for donors to give smaller amounts throughout the year via payroll deduction than in a lump sum check which means you may be able to give more.
Nonprofits save time and money. All employee donations are sent in a single check once per quarter, requiring far fewer nonprofit staff and volunteers to process individual donations, and lowering bank fees. Organizations also save the expense of multiple fundraising campaigns, so more dollars go to services.
Nonprofits can budget. The quarterly distribution allows charities to budget more effectively knowing they have a steady stream of income throughout the year. Regular donations allow nonprofit organizations to better plan their upcoming activities.
Nonprofits depend on workplace giving. The UW Combined Fund Drive is a significant source of income for many nonprofits. Gifts donated through the UW Combined Fund Drive help nonprofits leverage other funding sources including grants and corporate sponsorships.
Your gift through the UW Combined Fund Drive changes lives.
Your gift helps achieve stronger, healthier communities by supporting local, national, and global organizations ranging from the arts, education, food distribution, and medical research to the environment, animal welfare, disaster relief, and human services.
A gift through the UWCFD supports efforts to aid society’s most vulnerable.
Giving is easy.
“Giving is easy, especially if comes from your heart. Share your blessings with the unfortunate and for sure you’ll be blessed with more than what you have.”
– Roderick Bernardo, Security Guard, Police Department
Donors find choice.
“In President Kennedy’s inaugural address, he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens, famously saying, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.’ He asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the ‘common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.’ The UW Combined Fund supports over 5,000 charities including those working for social justice and conquering poverty and disease. Whatever your concerns are, you certainly will find your favorite on the state website. If you cannot find your favorite charity, you are welcome to invite them to join the UWCFD.”
– Karen Yoneda, UW Retiree
Donors appreciate that itʼs tax-deductible.
“I love giving through the UWCFD and being a part of all the wonderful things these charities are doing for both our local and global communities. It’s rewarding both personally and financially. Not only are the donations tax-deductible, but the UWCFD gives a year-end report that puts all those donations in one place for tax time.”
– Melissa D. Hall, IT Security Engineer, UW Medicine