FREQUENT QUESTIONS


General Questions

  • What does United Way do?

  • What is United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s service area?

  • Who oversees United Way of Greater Cincinnati?

  • How is Executive compensation determined?

  • How is our United Way connected with other United Ways?

  • How can I get help for myself or someone I know?

  • Is United Way efficient with the money it raises?

Giving

  • Why should I give to United Way?

  • How can I give?

  • Why should I give to United Way's Community Fund rather than designate my gift?

  • But what if I want to make a contribution to a specific nonprofit?

  • Are United Way donations tax-deductible?

  • How does tax reform and new tax laws affect my donation?

  • How much of my donation goes to administrative costs?

  • What if I feel pressured to give?

Programs, Initiatives & Services

  • What organizations does United Way support?

  • Why does United Way support a system of programs instead of a cause?

  • How does United Way decide what programs to fund?

  • How do I know that United Way partners use the funds responsibly?

  • What does United Way support beyond its initiatives and partner agencies?

  • How can my nonprofit apply for United Way funding?

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