United Way of Dane County fights for the education, financial stability and health of everyone in Dane County. Our volunteers listened to the community, and together, identified six goals and three focus areas: education, income and health which are the building blocks of a stable life. These goals are the foundation of our work—our community’s Agenda for Change. Donations, skilled volunteers, and other resources are strategically invested in research-based initiatives to achieve these goals and make our community better educated, more equitable, and healthier.
We’re local: An investment in United Way stays in Dane County and supports work in our community.
We’re effective: United Way leverages donations of time, talent, and dollars many times over through time-tested partnerships, transparent operation, and responsible management.
We’re collaborative: We convene and mobilize community leaders, agencies, businesses, government, volunteers, and many others to achieve lasting results on our community’s most critical issues.
You may give directly to United Way of Dane County or to its member organizations listed in this section. A designated gift goes to the selected charity in addition to the general funds invested in partner charities by United Way.
Administrative/Fundraising Percentage: 14.1% according to latest IRS form 990 filed for 2016. For more information contact the organization at (608) 246-4350.