What is United Way?
United Way of Cullman County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that partners with a network of member agencies and other partners to improve people’s lives and build a stronger community. We support agencies that work in the areas of health, education, financial stability, and basic needs.
Who runs United Way?
How much of my contribution actually goes to program services?
Administrative and fundraising costs are kept very low because of the large number of volunteers involved in raising and allocating funds. United Way's overhead is less than 10%. Without United Way support, agencies would need to spend more of their own money and energy on fundraising.
How does an organization become a United Way member network partner?
How are campaign funds distributed?
What are the standards for member and non-member agencies?
Does United Way of Cullman County Fund Planned Parenthood or Abortions?
What is the value of giving to United Way when I can donate directly to an agency?
Why do United Way funded program partners do their own fundraising activities and charge for services?
Can I designate a particular agency to receive my donation?
How much of a donation stays local?
Does United Way have a non-discrimination policy?
I know someone who couldn't get help from United Way. Why?
Are donations to United Way tax deductible?
Our giving societies are made up of gifts of $500 or more to the annual campaign. Our leadership societies make it easy for you and your family to get involved and make a difference in Cullman County. Membership at every level offers opportunities to address our community’s most pressing problems, engage your philanthropic spirit, and help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Other benefits of giving include increasing your knowledge of the innovative ways needs are being addressed, building your reputation as a community leader, and being recognized as such through your employer and United Way. Members of the same household may combine their gifts to participate in Leadership giving.
- Builders Society ($500-$999)
- Red Feather Society ($1,000-$1,999)
- Silver Feather Society ($2,000-$3,499)
- Gold Feather Society ($3,500-$4,999)
- Platinum Feather Society ($5,000-$9,999)
- Tocqueville Society ($10,000-)
Does United Way pressure people to give?
I don’t benefit, so why should I give?
What is United Way 2-1-1?
Your link to community resources. When you dial 2-1-1, you will be connected to a trained operator who is availalbe 24/7 to access to a comprehensive database with services in our community. This three-digit hotline number can connect you with information and resources including information related to basic needs services, child care services, consumer help, volunteer opportunities, crisis intervention, healthcare, and more. A call to United Way 2-1-1 is free, confidential, and available 24/7! Text "HELP" 888-421-1266, or visit 211connectsalabama.org to do online searches or "Chat" with one of our Community Resource Specialists.