Cleveland is a Community in Crisis
Cleveland is one of the poorest large cities in the country. With more than half of our community’s children living in poverty, Cleveland has the highest childhood poverty rate in the country. Cleveland also has the third highest poverty rate in the nation for working age adults and the third highest poverty rate for seniors living in poverty.
We Refuse to Let Poverty Define Our City
United Way of Greater Cleveland’s work to address here-and-now needs as well as the root causes of poverty is not possible without the support of generous supporters like you. By donating today, you are taking a stand against poverty in our community and helping our neighbors that need it most.
Ways to Give
There are many ways for you to contribute to help fight poverty in our community with a gift to United Way.
Donating is fast and easy and can be done multiple ways, including credit card transaction. Click the button below to make a gift and designate the frequency of your giving.
Mail a Check
Make immediate impact by mailing a check to our offices:
United Way of Greater Cleveland
ATTN: Donor Records
1331 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
If the check is part of your workplace contribution, please contact your campaign manager for instructions. Include your company name in the memo line.
Make a Stock Gift
You may donate stock through UBS Financial Services. Click the button below to download full instructions you can share with your financial advisor.
Build a Better Future
Every single gift, no matter the size, makes a difference in our community and United Way’s work would not be possible without the generosity of our individual donors. United Way donors create a foundation for change through yearly gifts of less than $1,000. Consisting of more than 27,000 donors, this group raises $3.8 million each year. Each and every contribution is a building block on the path to a brighter future. With your support, United Way will remain a beacon of hope in times of need for all Greater Clevelanders and Geauga County residents.
Thanks to the support of our donors, United Way has been able to:
- Answer more than 213,000 calls for help through United Way 211
- Award grants to 16 partner agencies
- Break ground on Scholar House, set to open in 2023
- Assist 94% of families served by Right to Counsel-Cleveland achieve their housing goals
Our giving societies are made up of committed supporters who provide gifts of $1,000 or more to our annual campaign and endowment. Membership at every level offers opportunities to address our community’s most pressing problems, engage your philanthropic spirit, and help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Humanitarian Society donors demonstrate unwavering commitment to making our community a place where everyone can thrive.
Philanthropist Society donors are a generous group of leaders who support United Way and our community at an outstanding level.
Red Feather Society
Red Feather Society donors are community leaders who have a profound, elevated impact on our nieghbors most in need.
Questions? Contact United Way Staff
Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship
Associate Director, Community Philanthropy