2015 Combined Fund Drive

Benefits of Giving

Nonprofit Organizations Benefit

Community fundraising improves lives.

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.


Neighborhood House

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.


Seattle World School Alumni Scholarships

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.


Washington Trails Association

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.


Communities Benefit

Clean drinking water for a community

Your gift through the UW Combined Fund Drive changes lives.


Man’s best friend!
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.

Enrichment activities at UWKC.

A gift through the UWCFD supports efforts to aid society’s most vulnerable.


Donors Benefit

Roderick Bernardo

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


Karen Yoneda

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


Melissa D. Hall

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

Giving is Easy