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.

Give Online

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:

Giving Societies

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

Humanitarian Society donors demonstrate  unwavering commitment to making our community a place where everyone can thrive.

Philanthropist Society

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.

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"

Questions? Contact United Way Staff

Monica Ghose
Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship

Tel: 216-436-2184

Joshua Landis
Associate Director, Community Philanthropy

Tel: 216-436-2193

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