UW Combined Fund Drive

Why give?

The best reason? It feels good.

Beyond that, you can make a large gift in small increments over the year. Plus, University of Washington employees’ collective giving power is transforming the world locally, nationally and internationally.

Nonprofit organizations appreciate workplace giving because it is an inexpensive way for them to raise money. At the end of the campaign, they receive a report telling them how much raised and they can plan and budget accordingly knowing they have a steady income stream coming throughout the year.

Benefits to Employees

Your donations make a difference! They help build stronger, healthier communities across a range of causes.

It’s easy to give. You decide the amount of the gift and when you want to make it.

There is something for everyone. There are nearly 6,000 organizations working in education, medical research, human services, the arts, the environment, disaster relief, and animal welfare are in the campaign. Can’t find your favorite? Write it in.

The organizations you support appreciate it. Workplace giving saves organizations time and money allowing more of your gift to go directly to work for the nonprofit. They can budget and leverage additional support.

Contributions are tax deductible. Your year-end giving will all be in one place – your W-2. No more hunting downs letter from nonprofits at tax time.

We’re all in this together. Volunteers run the annual campaign and when we add all our gifts together, they have a big impact. The UW gives back. It’s who we are.

Benefits to Nonprofits

Let’s talk about what’s in it for the nonprofits. Nonprofit organizations appreciate workplace giving because it is an inexpensive way for them to raise money. At the end of the campaign, they receive a report telling them what was raised and they can plan and budget accordingly knowing they have a steady income stream coming throughout the year.

Instead of holding an event or sending direct mail, UW volunteers help do the work for the nonprofit. With four quarterly transactions to process – instead of 40 or 400 – nonprofits save time and money on administrative overhead allowing more of your gift to go to their mission.