Your trusted partner in philanthropy

Every day, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette brings people together to support communities where everyone can access quality education, build economic mobility and live a healthy life. Our work is powered by people, businesses and partners who are committed to supporting the strength, vitality and resilience of our community. Through this collaborative approach, we know where the needs are the greatest and invest our resources to close gaps and open opportunities so all people can thrive. When you donate to United Way, you know your support is directed to where it is needed most. We help take the guesswork out of giving. 



Make monthly or one-time gifts via our secure online giving pages. Ongoing gifts can be changed or stopped at any time by contacting us at or 503.226.9383.

Donate One Time

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Book Drive

Want to build a love of reading for kids in your area? Learn how with our Book Drive toolkit!


Send your check to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette to our secure bank lockbox to:

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
PO Box 35143 #4406
Seattle, WA 98124-5143



If you’d like assistance making your gift, please call us at 503-226-9383.

Stocks and Securities

Contributions of appreciated stock or securities can make a big impact for our community, while resulting in significant tax savings for you. The current full value of the gift can generally be deducted, and the capital gains tax on the amount of appreciation is avoided. Please alert our donations specialist ( or 503.226.9383) when making your gift of stock (or if you have any questions) so that your gift is properly acknowledged and receipted.

Download Our Stock Transfer Form Here

Charitable Gift Accounts or Donor Advised Funds

Process your gift through your giving contact or an online portal.  Our Tax ID number is 93-0582124.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs for current employees or retirees that will double, or even triple a donation’s value. If you have questions about your company’s matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources office.

IRA Distributions

By donating directly from your IRA, you can partner with us to support kids and families in the Portland-metro community while also reducing your tax liability.  If you are 70 ½ or older and you have a traditional IRA, you can make a contribution, also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), from your IRA that is 100% tax free, whether or not you itemize deductions on your tax return.

Learn more about QCD donations and give from your IRA tax-free.

Estate and Planned Giving

Through our Planned Giving Program, a legacy gift enables donors to shape the future of our community with a gift to our mission or our endowment. Your gift to United Way goes beyond individual causes or organizations - it leaves a legacy, and contributes to long term, big-picture progress and solutions.

Visit our legacy giving page to learn more about options.

If you’ve already included United Way of the Columbia-Willamette in your estate plans, we’d greatly appreciate if you’d notify us with one of the forms below so we can thank you and ensure we honor your wishes:

Individual Notification Form

Couple Notification Form

Donate a Car or Other Vehicle

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette partners with Volunteers of America Oregon to sell your car, motorcycle, truck, boat, motor home, etc. and have the proceeds of the sale benefit our mission. The vehicle doesn’t even need to be running – we’ll tow within a 50 mile radius! 

If you're interested in learning more and beginning the process of donating your car to UWCW, please complete the Volunteers of America form online (choose United Way of the Columbia-Willamette under “Charity Partner Organizations”) or contact them at 503-956-3048 or

Leadership Givers

Leadership Givers are United Way of the Columbia-Willamette supporters who exemplify commitment and caring with annual investment of $1,000 or more. If you're a Leadership Giver, you’re setting an example for your neighbors. That’s why we want to recognize you for your generosity.

Tocqueville Society

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s Tocqueville Society is a group of elite donors who are at the forefront of creating positive change and tackling our community’s toughest issues. Membership is open to individuals and couples who contribute $10,000 or more annually.

The national Tocqueville Society was created by United Way of America in 1984, designed to deepen individuals’ understanding of, commitment to, and support of the work of United Way. Four years later, in 1988, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette founded our local Tocqueville Society.

Tocqueville Society Benefits include:     

  • Invitation to exclusive events    
  • Tours of partner organizations: see your investment in action and meet the people whose lives are being changed because of your investment in United Way    
  • Family-friendly volunteer opportunities through Hands On Greater Portland, United Way’s volunteer program    

For more information about any of United Way's giving levels, please call 503.226.9383 or email our donations specialist at


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