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United Way strives to help our community with the basic needs of food, shelter and access to health care. 

Please consider setting up a monthly donation to this worthy cause. 

How does your donation help?

A donation to United Way of Nevada County will help people in our community with Basic Needs.  Funding to programs and United Way certified partners is focused on food insecurity, emergency shelter and access to health care.  

Donations allowed United Way of Nevada County to  support programs and local non-profits providing services in the impact area of BASIC  NEEDS, including Food Insecurity, Emergency Shelter and Access to Health Care.   Just some examples of what your donations achieved include:             

  • Over 250 seniors received home delivered meals daily through Gold Country Community Services.
  • Over 3500 bags of food were distributed through Food Access Saturday.
  • Community Beyond Violence served over 500 client in crisis.
  • Over 900 bed nights were provided to women and children at Tahoe SAFE Alliance.
  • And much, much more...

Our Funded Programs

A Guide to Charitable Giving

United Way of Nevada County 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. 

Charitable Giving

Make a donation to United Way in memory of or to honor a special individual who has touched your life.  Let us know, and we can send a special card announcing your gift.

Planned giving: Find out  the different ways you can plan your donations ahead of time.

Planned Giving

Donate Stock

Giving long-term, appreciated securities (owned more than a year) may provide greater benefits to you and United Way!

  • You may save current income for day-to-day needs because a gift of stock does NOT come out of your cash flow.
  • You may save taxes two ways: Income tax and Capital Gains tax. 
  • You may lower the "cost" of your gift.

How to:

  • You may call or write to your broker, and ask your broker to initiate  a "broker to broker" transfer.  You would instruct your broker to  donate the stock directly to United Way of Nevada County.
  • United Way would provide you with the name of our brokerage  firm, the brokerage firm’s DTC number, the account name and number, and  the telephone number and name of their broker contact at the firm. 
  • Your broker can then transfer the securities directly to United  Way's account. It is important that the securities be transferred to  United Way's account prior to being sold in order to avoid capital gains taxation. 

If you wish to inquire about donating stock, please  contact us at (530) 274-8111. 

Other ways to give...



Use AmazonSmile when you do your Amazon shopping, and a percentage will go to United Way.


e-Scrip Shopping

Register your Save Mart or SPD grocery market cards with e-Scrip and a percentage will go to United Way. Visit e.Scrip and choose your area (Nevada County residents choose Gold Country) for a list of stores. Our number is # 500547538 -you will need it to register your card.


Scrip Gift Cards

Purchase your gift and everyday cards through United Way of Nevada County and a percentage will be donated to us.