Please complete the form below to help support our mission to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our communities.
FUNDING UPDATE: We will be suspending our pillar grant funding for 2020 so that we may allocate those funds to COVID-19 relief efforts. We will be distributing checks on March 31st, May 15th and June 30th to the organizations listed below. It is our intent that the funds be utilized for financial assistance for families and students (food, clothing, rent, utility bills, etc.).
St. Vincent de Paul of Fort Atkinson
School District of Fort Atkinson
School District of Jefferson
Whitewater Unified School District
Lake Mills Area School District
Palmyra Eagle Area School District
*If you are donating in support of our COVID-19 efforts, please indicate in the comments if you want your funding to support a specific school district (Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Whitewater, Lake Mills or Palmyra) or our financial assistance program (which will help families with costs associated with rent, utilities, food, etc.). If your comment section is left blank, our United Way will allocate the funds where the need is greatest. As a reminder, 100% of the funds designated for COVID-19 support will be distributed back into our communities.
Donations can also be mailed to:
734 Madison Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
A How-To Guide for Charitable Giving
As the nation’s largest charity, United Way understands the impact that charitable giving has on improving communities and helping individuals. United Way also understands how important it is to choose the right organization to donate your hard-earned dollars. As you prepare to make any type of charitable gift, we urge you to follow the simple guidelines below.
- View Your Donation as an Investment. Any gift to a charity should be seen as an investment, and you want to invest in a charity that will make a major impact on its recipients while also giving you personal satisfaction. An investment approach to a particular group or cause will ensure a more meaningful experience for you.
- Do Your Homework. When selecting where to give, it is important to gather all the facts. Conducting thorough research prior to giving will help you separate legitimate charities from frauds, as well as reassure you that your donation is truly helping those who need it most. To avoid fraudulent charities, make sure your chosen charity doesn’t engage in any of the following activities