Positive change is possible when we work together. Join us and 30,000+ donors as we think big and drive change toward a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.

Ways to Give

Credit Card and Mobile Pay

Make a monthly or one-time contribution via credit card or mobile pay.

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To donate by check, please complete a donation form and make check payable to United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.

If shipping by US Postal Service please mail to:
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
231196 Momentum Place, Chicago, IL 60689

If shipping by UPS, FedEx, or messenger please mail to: Fifth Third Bank Lockbox Operations | United Way of Metro Chicago
Lockbox #231196
910 Pasquinelli Dr.
Westmont, IL 60559-5526

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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. Get in touch with Mary Pat Rooney, AVP, Development, to learn more. (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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