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Dartmouth College Granite United Way
Hinman Box 6123

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I give?

You may either use the pledge form provided by your coordinator or give online by clicking the “Donate Now” button at You can make a one-time donation or give throughout the year via a payroll deduction.

Why should I give?

Because Granite United Way is:

• LOCAL – Funds raised here, stay here.
• ACCOUNTABLE – Community investment volunteers from Dartmouth and the Upper Valley spend thousands of hours reviewing programs, making site visits, and analyzing budgets before making a funding decision.
• EFFICIENT – Hundreds of volunteers share the fundraising work, taking some of the burden off local programs and allowing them to dedicate more funds to the people they serve.
• EFFECTIVE – Granite United Way is committed to creating long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s problems in three critical areas – education and lifelong learning, health and wellness, and housing and economic self-sufficiency.

Why should I give to United Way 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 be in the public eye. And a United Way board of community volunteers reviews all requests for funding through a rigorous process that stresses accountability and proven results.

Can I still designate my United Way gift for a specific agency?

Yes.  United Way will honor all donor designations intended for any United Way and/or health or human services agency having 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Does United Way sell or trade list information about its donors?

No. They will never sell or trade list data to any individual or organization, public or private.

Why is my pledge important? 

Your contribution, no matter what size, has an impact on services in our community. The Dartmouth 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. Taking up the “Live United” challenge, at any level, means being a part of positive change.

Last Updated: 7/25/18