Individual Giving

We understand how important it is to decide to make a charitable gift. When you view your donation as an investment, a gift to United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra will make a major impact to improve lives. Your donation is truly helping those who need it most.

An added benefit to giving is that many charitable donations are tax-deductible. To receive a tax deduction, you will need the proper documentation when filing your income tax returns. The IRS requires a receipt for each tax-deductible contribution of $250 or more. Depending on the amount or type of your gift, you may need to provide additional documents with your tax form, such as Form 8283 for each non-cash donation exceeding $500.

Financial donations are the most popular charitable gifts when you are deciding what to give and how much to give; but there are other ways to help. We are happy to discuss ways to make gifts of property and goods, as well as volunteering your time. There are many options on how to give, including donating directly online, by mail, and through payroll deduction. Your employer may be able to match your charitable gift. This will maximize your investment even further.

Once you have made your gift, we would like to keep you up-to-date on how your investment has been put to work. If you provide your email to us, our monthly newsletters are an easy way to keep in touch. Also, be sure to track the dates and amounts you gave and your payment methods. You should automatically receive a receipt with an acknowledgement of your gift for income tax purposes. In some cases, we are not furnished with this information when your gift arrives. If you don’t receive a receipt, please be sure to follow up. Don’t rely on a cancelled check to count as a receipt.

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The Internal Revenue Service recognizes United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) as a Section 501 (c) (3) public charity. Gifts to UWNNS may be tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 88-0059327. UWNNS is incorporated in the state of Nevada. Our Mission: "We link the community's will and resources to improve lives."