Every dollar matters — just like every individual in our community. Your gift to United Way fuels the hard work we do every day to help make central Iowa UNITED to THRIVE.


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    As an individual or employee, make a one-time gift, pay on an existing pledge, or set up a recurring credit card donation.


  • Donations by Mail


    Please mail check donations to:


    United Way of Central Iowa
    1111 9th Street, Suite 100
    Des Moines, IA 50314
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    Make a donation on behalf of an organization or pay for a sponsorship/invoice.

     *Company Use Only 



  • Stock-Gifts

    Assign or transfer your stock securities to United Way of Central Iowa.

  • Legacy-Giving

    When you include United Way of Central Iowa in your will or estate plan, you are ensuring we can improve lives now and in the future.

  • Memorial-Gifts

    Make a donation in memory of a loved one. Your gift will extend your loved one's legacy and make a difference.

  • Donor-Affinity-Groups

    United Way of Central Iowa Donor Affinity Groups allow you to direct your giving to the specific areas you care about most. 



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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes. Our highest priority is ensuring the security and confidentiality of donor information. We do not sell, trade, or share personal information with any person or entity outside of United Way of Central Iowa without permission to do so.

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United Way of Central Iowa is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, so your donation is tax-deductible. Please keep your emailed receipt as official documentation of your donation to claim the deduction on your taxes. 

Yes. A receipt will be sent to the email address provided at the time of donation. Additionally, we send out Charitable Contribution Tax Receipts near the end of January for the previous year’s donation to all donors giving $250.00 or more. 

For assistance in making a donation over the phone, please call us at 515-246-6572. However, we strongly encourage donating through our online payment portal, as it is safe, quick, and secure. 

Yes. To cancel your recurring donation, please contact us at uwcireceivables@unitedwaydm.org or 515-247-6511.

The most common errors when submitting a payment on the online payment portal relate to incorrectly entering personal information. Ensure that the information entered is the same as the information related to the card, especially the billing address. If you have further questions, you can contact us at uwcireceivables@unitedwaydm.org