Why should I give to the United Way Community Impact Fund and not directly to an individual charity?

Three main reasons:

  1. 100% of your donation stays local to help Ward County and surrounding areas individuals and families

  2. Programs are vetted and dollars are allocated according to community goals and needs

  3. Your dollars are combined with everyone else’s dollars to make a greater impact

If your company matches you, you get even more bang for the buck! When we all give together, United Way funded programs can get much bigger checks— and make a much bigger difference.


No one agency can do it all. A family in need may be turning to several programs for support. Giving to United Way’s Community Impact Fund allows you to give to a comprehensive network of vetted programs and agencies all at once, stretching your dollars even further.


All United Way donations are raised by our community for our community, and its local community members who determine how the resulting dollars are invested in our community.


Are you an Amazon shopper?!

Favorite Souris Valley United Way as the organization of your choice and shop using to have a percentage of your sale donated to our organization!

If you prefer shopping on the app via your mobile device, simply bookmark the Amazon Smile to your home screen, do your shopping in the Amazon app, then checkout using the Smile webpage! Our office will be mailed a check from Amazon on a monthly basis with all cumulative donations from you and other supporters.

What better way to donate than to change a simple checkout process!


How can I donate? We are happy you asked. There are many ways to Give to Souris Valley United Way including?

-Online donation




-Donor advised funds

-IRA distributions

*please contact our office for assistance with noncash gifts.  


Did you know? You can be part of the process on all levels! Want to help decide how donated dollars are spent? Volunteer for our Community Impact Panel. You’ll hear from every program that is requesting funding and make some really tough but rewarding decisions about where community dollars are most needed and how they should be spent.