For Nonprofits


For Nonprofits

Our local United Way partners with a wide variety of nonprofits, organizations, and programs that focus on building a stronger community for us all. United Way’s traditional role of running workplace giving campaigns is but one small benefit we provide to the nonprofit community.


Add your holiday volunteer and donation opportunities
Use our helpful social media toolkit and help spread the word using #Happy2Help

Through United Way’s online Volunteer Center, your nonprofit can add holiday donation and volunteer opportunities with a few clicks. 

Local residents will visit the Volunteer Center to find holiday needs all in one place. Volunteers and donors are encouraged to post photos of their work on social media using #happy2help.

United Way is spreading the word about our #happy2help campaign, but we need your help as well! Below, you will find sample social media posts and image to download.


Free Tax Preparation Services 2016-2017
2017 tax deadline - Monday, April 17

Your clients can save their hard-earned dollars and see if they qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE services before Monday, April 17, this year’s tax filing deadline. 

  1. Online at (if their household income was $64K or less in 2016). The website sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block software saves users an average of $200 in tax preparation fees. All they need is a valid email address and income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc. The site includes certified tax help in English and Spanish via chat and phone.
  2. In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if their household income was $54K or less in 2016). Appointment scheduling will start mid-January. Check back here for the registration link or they’ll call 2-1-1 (916-498-1000). Appointments take place from Jan. 28 through Mar. 31 unless otherwise noted. See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below or download the list here

United Way Agency Certification

The United Way Agency Certification application for 2016-17 is now closed. Certification for 2017-18 will open in January 2017.

PLEASE note that United Way is no longer acting as a federation for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). If you are interested in being certified for the CFC campaign, you should complete their application located at

About Agency Certification:

Being a certified nonprofit partner with United Way is special. It means you can be effective, transparent and dedicated to improving people’s lives in our community.


United Way Volunteer Center
Your resource to recruit volunteers

As a United Way certified nonprofit partner we invite you to use the United Way Volunteer Center as a tool to recruit volunteers, post events and promote to your donors and community partners!

Check it out here:

Many of our 400+ corporate partners are anxious to have a meaningful experience working either to improve your facility or directly with the population you serve, all while learning more about the good work your organization does.


AARP Foundation Open Grant Competition Announcement
Identifying Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, safe, secure and affordable housing, a steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, the grant competition is seeking evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be nurtured, evaluated and brought to scale.


Track Donations to My Nonprofit

Have you received a check from United Way and want to look up the donor details? Provide the information below and we’ll send your nonprofit a link to our nonprofit tracker.