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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...

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.




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


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.