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Giving to the United Way

Contact your department or division campaign captain to make a donation. Pledge envelopes will be distributed for the 2017 campaign in October.

When you make an undesignated gift to Heart of West Michigan United Way, it joins gifts from other caring people in our community. It is invested in education, income and health; the basic things that we all need for a good life. 

Your gift is treated with care by our fund distribution volunteers. They spend many hours reviewing programs, making site visits, analyzing budgets and determining the success of a program before making a decision on how much that program is awarded through our allocations process. Partner programs meet strict guidelines and must prove to volunteers exactly how they improve lives.

Giving is a personal decision. United Way will honor donor designations intended for a health and human services nonprofit agency. United Way receives an 11.9% administrative fee for processing donor designations. Designations of $50 or more may be directed to a nonprofit agency that meets these criteria: 

  • 501(c )(3) nonprofit status

  • Primary organization mission must focus on health and human services

  • Compliance with the U.S. Patriot Act