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Ways to Give

Donate Now
Make a one time gift or recurring donation here or mail to United Way of 1000 Lakes, 350 NW 1st Ave., Suite A, Grand Rapids,  MN  55744

Workplace Campaigns
Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organization’s United Way Annual Campaign. Often, they make their donations through payroll deduction over the course of each year. Please check with your organization to find out about your United Way Campaign or to get started now visit Start a Campaign.

Minnesota State Employees' Giving CampaignThe Minnesota State Employees' Combined Charities Campaign is a unique opportunity for Minnesota employees to donate to United Way of 1000 Lakes through the convenience of payroll deduction and support local health and human service agencies. Pledges are processed online using the State of Minnesota Employee Self Service website (manage your Charitable Deductions under the "Other Payroll" category). For more information, visit the Minnesota Combined Charities website. The 2017 campaign ends October 31st.

Federal Employee Giving Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign is a unique opportunity for federal employees to donate to United Way of 1000 Lakes through the convenience of one-time donation, check or payroll deduction through the Northern Lights Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) website To direct your gift to United Way of 1000 Lakes, please be sure to enter 22378 as the CFC Code.

Reach new audiences, increase your company’s year-round marketing presence, and help meet your company’s community mission by becoming a United Way of 1000 Lakes sponsor. Packages are flexible, and we can tailor them to  suit your business or philanthropic objectives. Learn more about the Sponsor Program. Call 218-999-7570 or email.

Stocks and Securities
Make a gift of stock or securities. Please contact United Way at 218-999-7570 or by email.

Leadership Giving
United Way provides opportunities for giving year-round and at influential levels. Learn more about Leadership Giving.

Thrivent Choice
Are you are a member of Thrivent Financial? If so, you can contribute to United Way of 1000 Lakes – at no extra cost to you – through Thrivent’s program, Thrivent Choice. This program lets members recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go by directing Choice Dollars. 

Planned Giving
Whether you have been a donor for 10, 20, 30 years or more, your commitment to the health and human services network in greater Itasca is inspirational. Our endowment option lets you create your own personal legacy in our community, while still preserving your financial security and providing a future for your family. While none of us can know precisely what types of future needs will emerge, we assure you that your gift will be in good hands and used to make Itasca communities a better place to live, work, and raise a family.