Ways to Give.
When it comes to investing in your community, there are a number of ways to give to heart of Maine United Way.
Gifts to United Way are distributed to over 50 programs and initiatives at nonprofit agencies in all our six-county region. All agency allocations are made through a competitive grant process administered by over 80 community volunteers. All gifts are tax deductible.
A great way to give to United Way is a gift of stock. Avoid paying taxes on appreciated value and qualify for an income tax charitable deduction based on today’s market value, when you itemize. If a gift of stock makes sense for you, please contact us at (207) 941-2800 or joer@HoMEUnitedWay.org for account transfer information.
IRA owners must be age 70 1/2 or older to make a tax-free charitable contribution. Those who meet the age requirement can transfer up to $100,000 per year directly from an IRA to an eligible charity like United Way without paying income tax on the transaction. If you are 73 or older, use this transfer to satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD).
Over the years we’ve learned that the work of today may not be the work of tomorrow. We know that our communities will grow and change. When you commit yourself to our endowment fund you guarantee our ability to respond to the changing landscape of our region. With your help we can build capacity for both present and future needs for generations to come. United Way’s partnership with FreeWill can make it easy to write or update your will. Learn more.
Businesses and organizations often choose to give beyond a workplace campaign. Gifts can be above and beyond a workplace campaign. Examples include employee matching gifts or gifts from an organization’s Foundation. Corporate gifts can be mailed to our office or use the online form to make a gift. Check out our Corporate Giving publication to learn more.