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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Why should I give to United Way of Treasure Valley’s Community Fund?

A gift to the United Way Community Fund benefits the entire community, not just one program, issue or population. Donations are invested exclusively in the Treasure Valley, to improve the lives of local people in need. Every program that benefits from the Community Fund must demonstrate measurable results and good financial management.

How can I donate?

You can donate today by clicking on the “Donate Now” link at the top of this page. It’s a quick, easy way to help United Way impact local communities. Payroll deduction is another popular way to contribute. You decide a set amount to be taken out of your paycheck every pay period.

Do United Way organizations differ from one community to the next?

There are approximately 1,400 United Ways across the country. They exist in their respective communities to build partnerships and leverage resources to help drive long-lasting community change. Each individual entity is independently incorporated, led by local staff and volunteers, and sets its priorities in response to local community needs.

What percentage of my donation stays in the Treasure Valley?

When you donate to United Way of Treasure Valley's Community Fund, 100 percent of your donated money is invested exclusively in the Treasure Valley, to improve the lives of local individuals and families.

What if I don’t want my money to go to a certain agency?

Not every nonprofit organization appeals to every donor, but all agencies have met the meticulous standards of United Way of Treasure Valley. However, you can choose to designate donations to any nonprofit agency that fits your needs.

What is your relationship to the National Football League?

United Way of Treasure Valley is not affiliated with the NFL. However, on a national level, for more than 35 years the NFL has worked with United Way to strengthen America’s communities.

What is United Way of Treasure Valley’s Donor Privacy Policy?

United Way of Treasure Valley will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by United Way of Treasure Valley, both online and offline, on any platform, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.