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Show Dayton you care all while changing lives

Together we can do big things

When you give to United Way, your dollars stay in your community to help people who live in your community. Your generosity helps make the greater Dayton area a better place for us all. We help people learn, develop, hope, and live their best lives. Our goals is to make the greater Dayton area thrive in the sectors of education, income, and health that will advance the common good for all in our community.

= 3 day

food supply for a family in need

= 1 week

of home delivered meals for a senior in need

= 3 days

of quality child care for an at-risk child

= 1 week

of tutoring for a child falling behind in school

Give through your Donor Advised Fund

All gifts provide solutions that create real community impact. You can easily give to back to your community through you Donor Advised Fund (DAF).


Safe Giving

Of greatest importance is that your money is safe, UWGDA has strict state and federal guidelines we must follow, not to mention our own By-Laws, Code of Ethics, and Core Values.

Community volunteers review all grant proposals and applicants. They also monitor affiliate agencies providing programs and services, as well as, collective impact projects, for effectiveness. Funding decisions are based on the performance and impact these agencies and programs have on community needs. We ensure that your money is being spent wisely.

Our legal title is United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, TAX ID #31-0536658 as a nonprofit any gifts are tax deductible. We honor donor choice and welcome direct designations as well as non-discretionary funding. The IRS allows many different methods of giving to encourage donors to get involved with their favorite charities, if you would like to know more about your charitable giving options please contact Natalia Glotfelter, 937.225.3060 or