United Way’s Workplace Giving

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


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.

When you sign up to make recurring monthly donations, whatever the amount, your consistent support helps make a lasting difference for folks in our shared communities.

Making monthly donations through a Workplace Giving campaign helps…

  • Our partner nonprofits more effectively plan and support their clients over time
  • Maintain a vital support system in which nonprofits can collaborate and grow
  • Foster a culture of giving that encourages more people like you to get involved


We are focused on serving individuals and families most in need of vital services.

That’s why we proudly support two vital community programs: the free 211 Sonoma and Free Tax Support, known as Earn It! Keep It! $ave It!  To help grow these two programs, please designate donations to the United We Rise Fund.

The United We Rise Fund also helps provide the necessary support our staff need to better serve our shared communities. #UnitedWeRise


Running a successful United Way Workplace Giving Campaign helps:

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

It’s never been easier to launch a Workplace Giving campaign! An organization can register and launch a full campaign in as little as 48 hours. Register TODAY at the link below and explore our online toolkit.

To learn more about Workplace Giving, contact United Way’s Director of Workplace Giving, Mindy Wright at
(707) 528.GIVE 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?