Make giving easy

Break down barriers to encourage giving

We know there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to giving; that’s why we have a variety of options to suit the unique needs of your organization. From printable donation forms to payroll donations to online giving, you name it, we’ve got it.

These resources will help you show that giving is a worthwhile investment—including why giving to United Way makes the greatest difference for our community, the tax benefits of giving, and the easy ways your co-workers can make a gift.

We’re further supporting virtual and cashless campaigns, leveraging digital tools for employee giving, special events, and other fundraising initiatives. While we are encouraging contactless donation methods, United Way will still be accepting cash and cheques. These can be mailed to United Way or your staff partner can pick them up. Please connect with your United Way staff partner to determine the best and safest way to hand off any paper materials.

Online giving

Go paperless with our online workplace giving tools! A personalized link is emailed to your co-workers, directing them to our online giving system where they can choose the donation method that works best for them. If you’re interested in using an online system, contact your United Way staff partner.

Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud

Create purpose, engage employees, and simplify giving through this platform designed to power your organization’s social impact initiatives.

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Donation forms

Donation forms

The general donation form makes a great desk drop so people have some easily accessible information about United Way and an easy way to give.

General donation form – For gifts of any amount from an individual

Corporate donation form – For gifts from companies, organizations, and other businesses

Leadership Donor donation form – Tailored for donations of $1,200–$9,999

Major Donor donation form – Best-suited for donations of $10,000 and over

Area Community Partnership donation form – Customized for donations to United Way’s community partnerships in Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, and Strathmore

Gift of Securities forms

An alternative to other giving methods, gift of securities offer tax-incentives by giving publicly traded securities. Learn more about this giving option here.

Leadership Donor Gift of Securities transfer form – For gifts of securities between $1,200–$9,999

Major Donor Gift of Securities transfer form – For gifts of securities exceeding $10,000

Payroll donations

Giving through payroll deductions can be the most convenient way for employees to give, as it allows donations to be spread throughout the year.

Learn how to set them up

Gifts through pre-authorized debit

Use this form to arrange monthly donations directly from your bank account.

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Donor choice policies

United Way offers this added service to donors, giving them the option to designate any part of their donation to a registered Canadian charity. A $16 processing fee is subtracted for each designation to cover the cost associated with designating your gift. This includes coverage for the costs associated with processing and distributing those donations.

Learn more about this policy

Tax benefits

Donations qualify for great tax benefits. See what it costs per pay period, after tax incentives, to make an impact. For more information about tax credits, please visit the CRA website.

Learn more | Calculate your tax credit on the CRA website

Investment levels

Learn more about our different investment levels and how people can make an impact on our Ways to Give page.

Giving is a personal choice. At United Way, we believe no one should feel pressured to give and everyone should be able to make their own, informed choice. Asking someone to make a gift is not the same as pressuring them to participate. As you run your campaign, if you have concerns, please talk to your United Way staff partner.

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