FAQ

Our Organization

What is United Way?
United Way is a non-profit organization that is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide.  We are focused on creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health.

We envision a world where every community is a strong one, with jobs that pay a livable wage, good schools and a healthy environment.  Around the world, we engage people and organizations in innovative solutions that are transforming that vision into reality.  

What does United Way do for Stanislaus County?
For over sixty years United Way of Stanislaus County has lived a deep commitment to improving the wellbeing of families and communities.  United Way strengthens our community and creates opportunities for every citizen by developing partnerships to address our greatest challenges. We Live United. We take on challenges. We tackle problems other shy away from. United Way of Stanislaus County is fighting the fight and scoring big wins. For more information on what United Way of Stanislaus County does, click here.

Giving to United Way

How do I donate to United Way?
When you give to United Way, you join us in the fight to improve the community we all call home. United Way offers a variety of options for donors to support the work we do in Stanislaus County.

  • Click HERE to electronically give a donation using your credit/debit card

  • Using your cellular phone, text GIVEUNITED to 51555 to make a one-time or recurring donation with a credit/debit card

  • Join our Workplace Giving campaign if offered by your employer by donating through payroll deduction

  • Drop off a check at our office anytime Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm

  • By mail

Does United Way take in-kind donations?
United Way does not typically accept in-kind donations such as canned food and clothes. By calling United Way’s 2-1-1 department by dialing 2-1-1, you will be assisted in finding an agency that does accept in-kind donations in Stanislaus County. For more questions regarding in-kind donations, please call our office at 209-523-4562.

Where does my monetary donation go?
United Way works with the county-wide initiative Focus of Prevention and local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today, while working year-around to improve our community and create lasting solutions. Through our community partnerships and collaboration with Focus on Prevention, you can be assured your donation is going directly to help those in Stanislaus County who are in need.
 

United Way Contact Information
United Way of Stanislaus County
422 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95354
Phone: 209.523.4562

Fax: 209.523.4568

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3066
Modesto, CA  95353

Media Inquiries
Vice President of Communication, Jeanette Fontana
jfontana@uwaystan.org

General Inquiries
info@uwaystan.org