United Way focuses on providing the building blocks for a good life: Basic Needs, Education, Health and Income. With one gift, of any amount, you can effectively help the whole community. You can expect that your contribution will yield measurable results.


Give Online It's easy to improve lives in Olmsted County by making a gift online:


Planned Giving Planned gifts are made by anyone, at any age, at any income level. A planned gift to United Way is part of your overall estate and financial plans and carries on your legacy by helping to fulfill our mission into the future. Read more or view our Planned Giving Brochure


Caring Club The Caring Club® is a program created to thank donors who give at a set minimum level to the LIVE UNITED Community Fund. Read more.


Leaders in Giving Leadership givers are ordinary people who do extraordinary things with a gift of $500 or more given to enrich the quality of our community. Read more.


Loyal Contributors If you have been giving to United Way for 10 years or more in any community, you are a Loyal Contributor! Read more

Stock Gifts | Gifting stock instead of cash may allow you to avoid the capital gains tax and lead you to provide a gift of a greater impact. Read more

IRA Charitable Rollover |Making an IRA Chartiable Rollover gift will lower your income and taxes from teh mandatory IRA required minimum distributions. Read more. 


Thrivent Choice | As a member of Thrivent Financial, you are eligible to direct Choice Dollars®. By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members recommend where they feel Thrivent should distribute a portion of its charitable grant funds. Directing Choice Dollars is easy. Simply go to to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" after the prompt.
Donor Designation Policy | As a service to our donors, United Way of Olmsted County will process contributions designated by the donor to a specific agency. United Way will forward your contribution to the chosen organization. However, unlike gifts made to United Way’s LIVE UNITED Community Fund or targeted to one of United Way’s four focus areas, United Way cannot guarantee how these funds will be used or provide oversight to report measurable results. Read more.