Individual giving

Leading others in a common cause of caring

Mark Fleming

"How United Way Toronto approaches things - helping communities in need and the various programs - really matches with my and my family's perspective of helping out the community."

  • By donating to United Way Toronto at the Leadership level, Mark Fleming has been able to direct his donation to where he thinks it's most needed. »Read more

Donate online

You can make your donation right now — safely, conveniently and online.

Make a donation on behalf of another and send an e-card or printable card

Make a donation in honour, in tribute or for any occasion and acknowledge your gift with a card: e-card, printable PDF card, or a printed card*.

* The e-card or printable PDF card, along with a tax receipt, are available immediately. Printed cards "In Honour of" and "In Tribute of" will be mailed via Canada Post within three business days, although United Way cannot guarantee your card will arrive at a predetermined date.

Monthly giving program

Become an ongoing supporter of United Way by establishing a regular monthly contribution. Plans can be set up via credit card or with postdated cheques. Simply complete this offline donation form and return it to us by mail to 26 Wellington Street East, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON, M5E1W9 or fax to 416-777-0962. Or if you prefer, you can set up a monthly giving program by calling us at 416-777-2001.

Leadership giving

Increasing your support to $1,000 or more will go even further to help people in real need. You'll make an even bigger impact on the lives of many people across our city

Leadership donors are recognized each year in our Honour Roll. Tax benefits, of course, make it easier to be generous.

Find out more about the power of Leadership giving.

The Tomorrow Fund™

The Tomorrow Fund provides the ideal vehicle for you to give something back to your community and ensures that your generosity will continue long after your lifetime. A planned gift to United Way’s Tomorrow Fund is a thoughtful commitment to the future. United Way is eager to help you achieve your charitable objectives with a gift to the future well-being of Toronto.

Participation in The Tomorrow Fund is easy and flexible with giving options that include:

  • Establishing your own named family fund
  • Bequest under your will
  • Charitable life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts

Read more about the Tomorrow Fund or contact Mary Cranston at 416-777-1444 ext. 342 or mcranston@uwgt.org

Women Gaining Ground

Women Gaining Ground brings together professional women in Toronto who are interested in learning more about the social issues affecting our community—particularly as they affect women and their families. Women are given the opportunity to serve both as donors and as key decision makers, playing a unique and distinct role in philanthropy and in building a vital base of human caring in our city.

Email United Way Toronto’s Women Gaining Ground at womengainingground@uwgt.org or call 416-777-1444, ext. 312.

Making a Gift of Securities

Donations of securities allow you to help support your community and receive a significant tax credit. The benefits of donating a gift of securities to United Way are twofold. First, you will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation in the amount of the closing trading price on the day United Way receives the security. Second, your donation is exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security.

United Way Toronto has been handling gifts of securities since 1997. We have developed an effective process that is designed to be easy for donors. In addition, we have relationships with all of the major brokerages in Toronto.

For more information or to get started, please read how to make a gift of publicly traded securities to United Way and answers to our frequently asked questions or contact Kate Shastri at 416-777-1444 ext. 374 or kshastri@uwgt.org.

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