Frequently Asked Questions:
Is United Way an American organization?
United Way Worldwide is the leadership organization for the network of nearly 4,000 community-based United Ways in 46 countries and territories. They advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on education, income and health. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action—to give, advocate and volunteer—to improve the conditions in which they live.
How does United Way work in Lake County?
Working with over 50 agencies, we have identified four key programs to prepare our children to succeed in a changing world:
Why is positive community change United Way of Lake County’s goal?
It takes a whole community working together to produce lasting, positive change. United Way is well positioned to help lead this important effort because of its expertise in human service, its strong relationships with a huge network of partners throughout the community and its in-depth knowledge of the needs, strengths and potential of Lake County. Through education, United Way is shifting the focus from reactive measure to preventative programs designed to create lasting change and opportunities for a better life for all.
Will United Way of Lake County continue to fund local agencies?
At this time, United Way will continue to follow our current funding model in which funding is tied to one of our core key programs: Success By 6, Reading Success, Stay in School, and Safe and Stable Families. Agencies that receive funds meet the of one of these programs, and funding allocations are reviewed each year. Therefore, some agencies may lose funding, but it will also mean new or increased funding for other agencies that serve priority areas.
How can I give to United Way of Lake County?
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.
There are several other ways you can support United Way:
If you already are a partner with United Way of Lake County, thank you! We value and appreciate your support and contributions. Stay involved and tune in to how United Way of Lake County is preparing our children to succeed in a changing world.
If you’re not yet a partner, please consider how you can contribute to United Way of Lake County’s mission: Uniting leadership and resources to create lasting change that will improve lives in Lake County.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Donations to United Way are tax deductible in the U.S. We strongly urge you to investigate further with legal or tax experts before making giving or program decisions.
How does my contribution help the community?
Our community’s issues are complex and growing while government funding for important health and human services is shrinking. Now more than ever, we need your financial investment. Supporting United Way of Lake County is the most powerful way a person, business or group can make a difference to those in need in this community. United Way of Lake County not only delivers the results you want—better lives and a stronger, healthier community—but also measures, quantifies and reports those results to partners to show the positive impact of their contributions. United Way of Lake County partners are assured that their contributions, when combined with those of so many other like-minded individuals and generous organizations, will yield a return on investment beyond dollars raised or services delivered: a better Lake County in which to work and live.
What else can I do to help United Way and my community?
We need a variety of partners to help us prepare children to succeed in a changing world.
Here are seven simple ways you can support United Way: