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Granite United Way

Dartmouth College Granite United Way
Hinman Box 6123

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should people give to Granite United Way?
We're LOCAL—Funds raised here, stay here.
We're ACCOUNTABLE—Community investment volunteers spend thousands of hours reviewing programs before making awards through our annual grant process.
We're EFFICIENT—Hundreds of volunteers fundraise with local businesses and organizations.
We're EFFECTIVE—The work focuses on 3 critical areas: education, income and health.

Why is my pledge important?
Dartmouth's Granite United Way campaign aims to cultivate a culture in which everyone has a voice, whether they have one dollar or a million, hours of time to contribute or hardly a moment. It is an effective and concrete way for Dartmouth to give back to the Upper Valley community.

What does United Way do with my investment?
Annual campaign contributions are distributed each year through a rigorous, volunteer-led allocation process that carefully measures outcomes.

What are some of Granite United Way's programs or initiatives?
Please refer to the 2013 "Community Impact" link at visit

Does United Way sell or trade list information of its donors?
No. We will never sell or trade list data to any individual or organization, public or private.

Why should I give to Dartmouth's United Way campaign in addition to other charities?
A gift to Dartmouth's United Way drive invests in the needs of the greater community including vital but lesser-known agencies that may not have high visibility or public awareness.

What percentage of my donation goes back into the community?
About 82 cents on the dollar goes to work for you in the community. Without that 18 percent administrative cost, there would be no United Way.

Can I make my donation through a Dartmouth payroll deduction?
Yes. Payroll deductions, available on the pledge form, run 12 months starting in January.

Can I designate my United Way gift for a specific service agency?
United Way will honor donor designations intended for any United Way and/or health or human services agency having 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Can I make a United Way donation in someone's memory?
Yes, donors may indicate a gift in someone's memory by writing "In memory of..." in the optional section of the pledge form.

Does the Dartmouth United Way campaign provide a match for my donation?
Yes. Every year, we ask friends of the campaign and leadership donors to raise match funds. The match is available for a short time only, so make your pledge early and double your impact.


Last Updated: 10/1/13