Generosity comes in many forms. Whether you’re making a gift through your IRA or as part of your planned legacy, your generous support is helping to create stronger, more equitable neighborhoods right here in the Chicago region. United Way of Metro Chicago is committed to working alongside our community partners to build a Chicago region where every individual and every family has the opportunity to not only survive, but thrive. Your gift supports that commitment.

Read more below about the many ways you can make a difference.

Ways to Give

Stock or Securities

Making a gift of securities offers you the chance to support work within your community while also receiving important personal benefits. Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are one of the most popular assets to use. (Tax ID/EIN# 30-0200478)

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IRA Charitable Rollover

Using your traditional IRA to make a charitable gift to United Way of Metro Chicago offers you the opportunity to play a role in strengthening neighborhoods across the Chicago region while also receiving important personal tax benefits. If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can make an annual contribution of up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit organization such as United Way. Your IRA contribution allows you to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution—tax-free. (Tax ID/EIN# 30-0200478)

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Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to United Way of Metro Chicago and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now for immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts. Click learn more to be connected with Mary Pat Rooney. (Tax ID/EIN# 30-0200478)

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Wills and Living Trusts

Interested in powering the impact of United Way of Metro Chicago in the future but not sure how? A simple, flexible, and versatile way to make a gift known as a charitable bequest. A charitable bequest can be added to your will or living trust in as little as one sentence. (Tax ID/EIN# 30-0200478)

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Employee Matching Gifts

Matching gift benefits can double, sometimes triple, the impact of your gift. Companies may match many kinds of gifts, including one-time gifts, monthly pledges, workplace giving, and donations of professional services. Use our matching gift look up tool to find out if your employer offers matching gifts.

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Credit Card and Check

Make a one-time or monthly contribution via credit card or check today!

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