13 Facts About United Way


United Way was the largest nonprofit organization in the United States by donations from the public, prior to 2016.

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United Way organizations raise funds primarily via workplace campaigns, where employers solicit contributions that can be paid through automatic payroll deductions.

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The membership dues to United Way Worldwide are a portion of the total funds raised by each local United Way.

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Nonprofit agencies that partner with United Way usually agree not to fundraise while the United Way campaigns are underway.

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Under the motto of "Give Once for All", the United Way Foundation hosted a single campaign that included Community Chests, local charities, and some of the national charities.

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Many United Way Funds supported health causes locally, with funds going to charities in their local communities.

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United Way was sentenced to seven years in prison and served six years.

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United Way abandoned the project in 1999 and came to settlement with Cap Gemini in 2000.

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United Way officially embraced a policy of donor designation in 1982, allowing donors to select which nonprofit organizations would receive their gift.

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For example: a United Way might focus on reducing infant mortality in the community and provide funds to the local branch of the YWCA to provide education to parents about Sudden Unexpected Infant Death .

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In November 2020, the HuffPost reported that three female employees at United Way Worldwide filed complaints between 2019 and 2020 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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United Way is the first female and African-American to hold his position in United Way Worldwide's history.

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United Way has been criticized for its dominance over workplace giving and for making exclusionary funding decisions.

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