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When you give to United Way, you help change lives!

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:

Caring Club

The Caring Club® is a program created to serve as a thank you to 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

You are a Loyal Contributor (LC) if you have been giving to United Way for 10 years or more in any community. Read more.

Planned Giving and Endowment

Planned gifts are made by anyone, at any age, at any income level. Your planned gift to United Way is part of your overall estate and financial plans. Your planned gift ensures that United Way carries on your legacy of doing good by helping to fulfill our mission into the future. Information on Planned Giving and Endowment. Read more.

Stock Gifts

Giving stock instead of cash can have many benefits for you. Most important, you avoid the capital gains tax you would normally pay. Read more on how to give stock.

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.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Congress has permanently extended the IRA Charitable Rollover. Please consider making a gift of IRA assets to United Way. Learn more.

Thrivent Choice

Are you a member of Thrivent Financial who's eligible to direct Choice Dollars®? Thrivent makes it easy to donate with Choice Dollars®. 

You and your Choice Dollars recommendation can make a world of difference to United Way of Olmsted County and our community as we work together to improve the lives of people through basic needseducationincome, and health. 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.