Frequently asked questions about giving to United Way of Northern Arizona
Become part of a coordinated, community-wide effort to bring about changes that matter most where you live and work.
Why should I give to UWNA?
UWNA provides solutions. They track trends in social
conditions and know where your donation is needed the most. So, when you
give to UWNA, you help provide solutions to the most critical issues in
our community. You become part of a coordinated, community-wide effort
to bring about changes that matter most where you live and work.
UWNA maximizes your contribution. UWNA maximizes your
gift by combining your contribution with others and strategically
investing in results-driven programs and initiatives that improve lives
and change community conditions. Through trusted partnerships and
alliances, UWNA multiplies your investment. For every $100 you invest, $126
is returned to the community.
UWNA maintains high standards. Community volunteers
carefully review each UWNA partner on an annual basis. Their oversight
ensures adherence to sound fiscal practices. They also ensure that your
contribution is invested in programs impact our community. UWNA's administration costs are 17.7 percent — well below the standards set by
the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.
UWNA makes it easy to give. When you give through your workplace campaign, your contribution can be spread out over a year through payroll deduction.
How do I know UWNA is financially accountable?
Visit UWNA's Accountability page
to learn about their oversight process and to download documents such as
our annual report, financial statement, and tax form 990.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes — if you itemize your deductions. In addition, you may
qualify for the Working Poor Tax Credit if you designate a portion of
your gift to the Working Poor Fund. You may receive a credit of up to a
$200 (for single taxpayer) or $400 (for married, filing jointly) on your
Arizona state taxes.
How do you decide who will get my donation?
A group of dedicated volunteers carefully monitors community
needs, meets with local agencies, reviews each partner’s request for
funding, and decides where to invest your contribution — based on which
programs will improve the most lives.