How do I give?
You may either use your pledge form or go online at giveunited.dartmouth.edu. You can make a one time donation or give throughout the year via payroll deduction.
Why does United Way Exist?
United Way was established by, and for, the community as the place where society's most powerful forces join to work for a common goal. For more than 40 years, we've been improving lives and communities throughout the Upper Valley region. United Way brings together individuals from business, government, education, health care, faith groups and nonprofits by raising awareness of issues facing the community and leveraging public/private partnerships to create programs that improve lives.
Why should people give to Granite United Way?
What does United Way do with my investment?
Annual campaign contributions are distributed each year through a rigorous, volunteer-led allocation process. United Way's vision is to make our community the best place if can be for children, adults and families. Every initiative/program and its proposed outcomes are carefully measured before being allocated to local agencies or specific community initiatives. Please refer to the 2014 Community Impact Partner List on our website: www.graniteuw.org.
Does United Way sell or trade list information of its donors?
No. United Way maintains its own database of supporters and will under no circumstances sell or trade this information to any individual or organization, public or private.
Why should I give to United Way in addition to my other charities?
Everyone should give to the charities that are closest to their hearts, but a gift to United Way will extend charitable giving by investing in the needs for the greater community. This could include investments in lesser-known agencies that may not have high visibility or public awareness.
Why should I give to United Way instead of a direct service agency?
United Way bases its allocations and annual grants on a rigorous process that stresses accountability from its partners. We work closely with our partners so that together we will achieve real and sustainable results in the community.
Can I still designate my United Way gift for a direct service agency?
Absolutely. Giving is a personal decision and we would never discourage donors from following their hearts. That stated, no other organization in our area has the same depth of reach, partnerships or perspective as does United Way. We direct resources where they are needed most. United Way will honor donor designations intended for a United Way partner agency, any United Way and/or health or human services agency having 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Agencies whose primary purpose is not charitable or social services are not eligible.
What percentage of my donation goes back into the community?
More than 80% of your donation goes directly to your local community. This exceeds best practice standards.
Why is my pledge important? Or What does it mean to "LIVE UNITED"?
Your contribution, no matter how big or small, makes an impact on services in our community. The "LIVE UNITED" 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. Living United means being a part of the change.
Last Updated: 9/24/14