United Way's fundraising efforts support non-profit organizations that help people from all walks of life. The variety of the non-profits supported by the United Way of the Southeast Georgia reflects the diversity of the region's residents.
Chances are that you, a family member, a friend, or a neighbor has benefited from programs that receive funding from the United Way campaign. For example, United Way agencies include child care centers, adoption agencies, the American Red Cross, 4-H, and more. Our non-profit partners also serve the homeless, victims of domestic violence, at-risk children, and other people in need.
The United Way of Southeast Georgia consists of a far-reaching network of many agencies that assist people in your community - your neighbors, friends, and family. Our time-tested experience in working with local non-profits allows us to raise money for many initiatives simultaneously.
Through the United Way of Southeast Georgia, resources meet needs in an efficient manner to provide help when it's needed most.
Contact us to learn how you can help the United Way of Southeast Georgia meet the needs of those in our area. Be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, with a constitution and/or by- laws.
First, our non-profit partners can take advantage of United Way's consolidated fundraising efforts, which give them a dependable source of annual funding and improve their operational efficiency.
Second, their United Way affiliation raises their visibility in the private and public sectors, improving their chances to win grants and other vital financial support. Finally, United Way gives them access to crucial planning resources, such as community needs assessments, so they can determine how their programs can best serve the public.
Each year, organizations must apply to be promoted in our campaign, and, in keeping with United Way's high standards of integrity and accountability, must meet strict criteria for approval, including:
There are two key reasons to give to United Way rather than directly to a non-profit.
We understand that your donation represents more than money - it shows your trust in our organization and our ability to serve the community. Because the value of that trust is priceless, United Way of Southeast Georgia has:
Yes; in most cases you must have a receipt for your donation to meet IRS requirements. If you donate to United Way via payroll deduction, keep your pay stubs as your receipts. If you make a one-time donation of $250 or more, you'll receive a tax receipt letter from United Way reflecting the amount of your gift. See your Campaign Coordinator for more details.
United Way has a long tradition as the leader in low-cost community impact - just ask the Better Business Bureau! Our proven consolidated fundraising concept, combined with the generous efforts of our campaign volunteers, helps us maintain low costs and high efficiency. Plus, our new uniform "flat-fee" policy means that just 10 cents on every dollar collected goes to covering the administrative, fundraising, and processing costs associated with our annual campaign. The rest goes directly community services and programs that improve, transform and even save lives. This policy applies to all designated and undesignated donations from all federal, non-federal donors and to all non-profits.