United Way’s Workplace Giving

Together, We Can Make a Difference for Good

Over the past five years, more than 800 United Way of the Wine Country workplace campaigns have raised $10.5MM in support of vital community-based programs and services

TURN DOLLARS INTO CHANGE

Every year, thousands of employees in Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte counties turn dollars into change through United Way’s Workplace Giving. By signing up to make regular payroll donations through United Way of the Wine Country, employees and coworkers collectively raise more money and, in turn, amplify their support of local nonprofits.

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A CULTURE OF GIVING
Working together is the best way to get things done. The same is true in making donations. By participating in United Way’s Workplace Giving, employees show their commitment to helping others and, in turn, encourage coworkers to do the same.
ONGOING SUPPORT
No matter how small, Workplace Giving donations made through scheduled payroll deductions help local nonprofits plan more effectively, so they can keep the lights on and make important investments for the future.
UNITED WE RISE
Through United Way’s Workplace Giving, employee donations go directly to local nonprofits working to help neighbors, friends and families who live in communities throughout our five-county region.

INVESTING IN WHAT WORKS 

We are focused on the things that matter, serving individuals and families in our shared communities most in need of vital services. In doing so, we work with a network of trusted partners to more effectively address the most pressing issues. 

WHERE IT’S NEEDED MOST 

Whether designated to a specific nonprofit or one of United Way’s Community Investment Funds, all donations directly support local nonprofits to help them fulfill their urgent missions. 

United Way of the Wine Country’s Community Investment Funds include: 

  • Emergency Readiness Fund: Emergency Readiness Fund helps our community prepare and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and economic downturns. 
  • Map One Sonoma: Map One Sonoma awards grants to projects that foster a prosperous, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable Sonoma County. 
  • Pride United: Pride United awards grants to local trusted partners supporting the LGBTQ+ community. 
  • Women United: Women United awards grants to community programs supporting the self-sufficiency of women in our region.
     

UNITED IN OUR WORK 

United Way of the Wine Country proudly supports two vital community programs: 211 Sonoma and Free Tax Support, also known as Earn It! Keep It! $ave It!  If you wish to help us continue to grow these two programs, please designate your donations to the United We Rise Fund. In addition, the United We Rise Fund also drives our targeted advocacy efforts and related funding opportunities as well as helps provide the necessary support our staff needs to better serve our shared communities. #UnitedWeRise

GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AND YOUR ORGANIZATION

Running a successful United Way Workplace Giving Campaign helps achieve several important goals around Corporate Social Responsibility:

• Boosts staff engagement and morale
• Develops leadership and cultivates collaboration
• Attracts and retains talented employees
• Enhances your organization’s overall profile

United Way makes it easy to support organizations that are making a real difference in our shared communities!

To learn more about Workplace Giving, contact United Way’s Director of Workplace Giving, Mindy Wright at (707) 528.4485 x115 or mindy.wright@unitedwaywinecountry.org

Frequently asked questions

How does an organization start a Workplace Giving campaign?
When is the right time of year to run a campaign?
How long should a campaign last?
Is it better to donate through e-pledge or paper pledges?
Can employees make one-time donations?
Can employees use a credit card to make donations?
What is the difference between a pledge and the amount deducted through payroll?
Do employees need to sign up every year to make a new donation/pledge?
Can corporate gifts and company matches be made through Workplace Campaigns?
Are donations made through a Workplace Giving campaign tax deductible?