Designating Your General (Regular Buffalo) Campaign Pledge
2017 General Campaign Charitable Organizations Listing, click here
* 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. Because of the vast number of existing and growing charities, not all eligible agencies (and programs) are displayed. The Donor Choice Program is not intended to endorse or promote an agency, or for the payment of association or membership dues/fees. 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 may be required and the agency is subject to eligibility and individual response. If you have a question about agency eligibility, please contact the 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.
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) should not issue tax receipts. Please retain your 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.