Designating Your General (Regular Buffalo) Campaign Pledge
We are currently updating our charitable organizations list for the 2018 General Campaign.
* The following are some examples of Health and Human Service categories:
|Family Counseling, Support, Well-being||Life Skills (Communication, Literacy, etc.)|
|Aging, Elderly, Seniors||Food and Nutrition||Medical and Biomedical Research or Treatments|
|Basic Human Needs (Food/Water, Clothing, Shelter)||Food Safety||Mental, Psychological, Behavioral Health|
|Child Abuse, Advocacy, or Welfare||Grief Counseling||Occupational or Physical Therapy|
|Child Care, Development, or Education||Health and Wellness (Human)||Physical Disabilities|
|Community Action, Living, Outreach, Well-being||Health Care: Access, Cost, Quality, Resources, Safety||Rehabilitation or Transitional Services|
|Criminal Case Management||Home Health or Adult Day Care||Residential Counseling or Management|
|Crisis & Emergency Intervention, Management, Services||Housing and Emergency Shelter||Social Service, Social Work, Social Well-being|
|Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities||Income (Economic Well-Being, Financial Stability)||Substance Abuse (Drug and/or Alcohol)|
|Disease: Control, Diagnosis, Prevention, or Treatment||Job and Employment Services||Therapeutic Assistance|
|Drug or Medical Safety||Juvenile Offender Services||Youth and Adolescent Services|
|Education (Schools, Schooling, Systematic instruction)|
The above-mentioned list of charitable agencies, a service to our donors, is discretionary and subject to change without notice. The Donor Choice Program is not intended to endorse or promote an agency, and not all agencies (and programs) are displayed. Organizations must provide a direct public Health or Human Service* (category examples shown above), and be currently eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and located in the Continental United States. If a charity is not already (pre)registered and approved to receive contributions with this United Way, additional processing time will be required and the agency is subject to eligibility and individual response. Many large national and international charities have a central "headquarters" (HQ) address - if contributing to one of these types of organizations, please be sure to provide the correct (local) chapter info, rather than the HQ address. If you have a question about agency eligibility, please contact our United Way. NOTE: CHARITIES WITH TOTAL DESIGNATIONS OF LESS THAN $100.00 will have a delay in payment, based on actual and overall collection processes, and our standard bi-monthly minimum distribution amount.
For workplace payroll pledges that are continued (rolled over) into a new Campaign or deduction/calendar year, the United Way will not automatically designate gifts to a previously chosen agency. If a donor wishes to designate their gift to an agency to which they previously selected, the donor should complete a new paper pledge form, or submit their pledge online through their workplace ePledge, and provide the designation information.
SEFA - State Employees Federated Appeal (employees paid by NYS) agency name, number, and annual eligibility are NOT interrelated or interchangeable to any content on this page or agency list, as application requirements, acceptance, and policies are separate from the United Way General Campaign. SEFA prohibits designating to an organization not currently shown in their directory or website. Please see the current SEFA directory for agency eligibility, number selection, and information.
Charitable Contributions: Charities that receive contributions through United Way donors (including SEFA) do not issue tax receipts. Please retain your United Way (SEFA) pledge form or confirmation, and in addition, your acknowledgment/thank you letter, and/or tax receipt that the United Way (Niagara Frontier SEFA), may send to you for your gift. For information regarding tax deductions and your contribution, please contact your tax preparer. In addition, helpful IRS information may be found in IRS Publication 526 or IRS Publication 1771.
A helpful tool to search for tax exempt organizations can also be found on the IRS website: https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/