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Thank you for supporting United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. Because of donors like you, we are able to support our community and make a real difference in the lives of more than 180,000 people.

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Community Impact

Your Donations At Work

United Way’s Community Impact Fund supports over 175,000 residents of Tucson and Southern Arizona from Birth to End-of-Life. Through programing, partnerships, and collaboration we:

Improve educational and life outcomes for children, youth, and young adults by advancing equity and excellence in education.

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Improve the equity of employment and financial wellness outcomes of adults and families for life-long well-being.

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Provide equitable access through education and resources to improve the quality of living and dying for older people and their families.

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110 volunteer hours to help seniors remain at home

Weekly food boxes for 10 families

Personal libraries for 14 under-served elementary school students

1 year of education and career resources to disadvantaged youth

Your Trust

We manage our donor funds in a professional and accountable manner.

Is my United Way contribution tax deductible?

The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law in March and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year. The measure grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020. So for folks who take the standard deduction, if you give $300 to charity, you’d get the $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction. Those who file for itemized deduction can take a tax deduction of up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for charitable donations to qualifying charities starting in 2020. Corporate donors can take a tax deduction of up to 25% of their Adjustable Tax Income for charitable donations to qualifying charities starting in 2020.

Your gift matters more than ever during this time of need and we hope that you are able to take advantage of this charitable opportunity. For more details click here.

Does the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Apply?

Yes, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is a qualifying organization for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, which provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $400/individual or $800/couples. This fund supports job-skills training, affordable childcare, educational opportunities, emergency services and more, to the Working Poor in our community. The code needed to claim the Qualifying Charitable Organization tax credit for an umbrella organization is 20726.

Do I itemize my deductions to claim a tax credit?

For your Arizona State Income Taxes, no, you do not have to itemize deductions to claim a credit for contributions to the Helping The Working Poor Fund, a qualifying charitable organization (use AZ 301 & AZ 321 forms). Taxpayers filing as “single” and “head of household” status may claim a maximum credit of up to $400. Taxpayers that file as “married filing joint” may claim a maximum credit of $800. Taxpayers filing as “married filing separate” may claim 1/2 of the credit allowed on a joint return. There are certain limitations, so, please consult your tax advisor.

For your Federal Income Taxes, yes, you must itemize your deductions to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations. For more information, please contact your tax advisor.

How do I transfer stock as a gift?

You can transfer stock to United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona through the process found here.

OUR FUNDS

OUR COMMUNITY FUNDS

Community Impact Fund

Achieve the greatest impact in our community by supporting programs in the areas of education, financial wellness, and healthy communities. For every dollar invested, we secure more than $5 in local, state and federal grants, and volunteer support right here in our community.

COVID Fund

Funds raised are distributed to partner agencies and go directly to helping local individuals and families in our community survive during and after the crisis.

 

Centennial Fund

With the goal of reaching a $25 million endowment by our centennial celebration, you can support United Way’s community impact through the next 100 years by ensuring that vital programs serving our community are sustained, operational needs are met, and our community is poised to grow and thrive with its changing needs.