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Give Where You Live

When you give where you live you join United Way of the Mohawk Valley’s donors in investing in effective programs and initiatives that create lasting and measurable results. Your contribution helps 1 in 4 people in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.  With your gift, you can provide young people with academic and social supports; train adults for jobs that pay a family-sustaining income; and connect people in need of medical care, housing, and other basic needs support.

Help us create a thriving community where every adult and child is healthy, educated, and financially secure. Give where you live to create a positive impact on the Mohawk Valley.

Make Your Gift Online

You can make a one-time gift, or make a recurring gift. The choice is yours. Together we will make a difference!

Give by Mail

Make checks payable to United Way of the Mohawk Valley and mail to 258 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502. You can download and print our printable pledge form to include with your gift.

Give by Email

Download and complete the fillable digital pledge form and email it to Carli Sterling at CarliS@unitedwaymv.org.

Workplace Campaign

Maximize your impact by starting a workplace campaign with United Way MV for your company and its employees.

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CARES Act - Charitable Giving Tax Benefits for 2020

The passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a bit of good news for all of us. The CARES Act outlines changes in charitable giving rules to provide incentives to donors to help tax-exempt organizations through this difficult time. Make your gift before by December 31, 2020, for these additional tax benefits. 

The changes are summarized as follows:

  • For the 2020 taxable year, an individual who does not itemize their deductions can deduct a contribution of up to $300 made to charitable organizations. This gift has to be made in cash (including cash, checks, and credit cards), can’t be made to a supporting organization (as defined in IRS Code Section 509(a)(3)), and can’t be for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor-advised fund.
  • For the 2020 taxable year, individuals who are making large donations that have previously been limited due to contribution base restrictions (i.e. 60 percent cash) will no longer be subject to this restriction. The charitable contribution cannot be greater than their adjusted gross income (AGI). Any excess will be carried forward. Qualified contributions mean any charitable contribution (as defined in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) if such contribution is paid in cash during the calendar year 2020 to an organization described in section 170(b)(1)(A). This doesn’t include contributions by a donor to a supporting organization, or for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor-advised fund. The taxpayer must elect the application of this section (no limitation applied).
  • For the 2020 taxable year, any qualified corporate contribution is allowed as a deduction only to the extent that the aggregate of such contributions does not exceed the excess of 25 percent of the taxpayer’s taxable income. Any excess will be carried forward. Qualified contributions mean any charitable contribution (as defined in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) if such contribution is paid in cash during the calendar year 2020 to an organization described in section 170(b)(1)(A). This doesn’t include contributions by a donor to a supporting organization, or for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor-advised fund. The taxpayer must elect the application of this section (25 percent limit). The deduction for certain donations of food inventory also increased from 15 to 25 percent of taxable income.
This information is provided by United Way MV's Independent Auditors at The Bonadio Group.