Ways to Give

Making a gift to United Way is easy! Simply choose from the options below—each directly supports our work in community. We value your generosity and your privacy, and ensure that the donation process is safe and secure.

By phone: Please call 519-821- 0571 to make a credit card donation or to update your credit card number for pledge payment purposes.

By mail or in person:
Cheques can be made payable to:

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin
85 Westmount Road, Guelph ON  N1H 5J2


*Please note that our office will be closed for the holidays beginning December 19th, 2020 and re-open on January 4th, 2021.

We don’t want our closure to keep you from Showing Your Local Love. If you would like to make a donation, thank you! You can do so online or please reach out to our Executive Director, Glenna Banda at 519-546-4990.

More Ways to Give

Gifts of Stocks & Securities

A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don’t apply, you can give more and get more. We currently process stock donations through CanadaHelps.

To donate a gift of securities:

Complete the online pledge by providing details about your securities or mutual funds donation. Select United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin (107457053RR0001) as the Charity to support. Once complete, download the Letter of Direction form. You will also receive an email confirming all details of your pledge.

Send the completed Letter of Direction to your broker authorizing the transfer of your shares to CanadaHelps. It typically takes 1 to 2 working days for the transfer to settle within the CanadaHelps account.

CanadaHelps will promptly sell the shares.  Once proceeds are received, they will send you a detailed confirmation email with your charitable tax receipt and disburse the proceeds to us

Planned Giving

Bequests: are gifts left to United Way through your will. By making a gift you are leaving a legacy while providing significant tax benefits. You can plan today to leave a gift of property, a specified amount of money, valuable goods, or a percentage of your estate.  You will be helping future generations and ensure we have the resources to continue to build a stronger, healthier community.

Life Insurance policy: a charity can benefit by being the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. The gift to the charity is not lessened by fees and the estate is not reduced by the amount of the gift.

Charitable Remainder Trust: Through your will, a trust is created in which the beneficiaries receive income for life. Upon the death of the named beneficiaries, all or a portion of the capital would be donated to United Way.

RRSP’s and RRIF’s: You can name United Way as a beneficiary in your RRSP or RRIF by advising your financial institution and signing a declaration.  The value will be taken out of your estate and reduce the tax owing on your final tax return.

Residual Gifts: This type of donation is in fact the remainder after all of a person’s fixed obligations are met. You could leave a certain amount of money to each child and grandchild – and then leave the remainder to give back to your community – through United Way.

Gifts in kind: are gifts of real property, like stocks, bonds or houses. These gifts may be given, or left as part of the will or trust.

**United Way urges you to consult with your lawyer, accountant, financial planner or insurance agent to help you decide what kind of planned gift would be best for you and your family. Information provided here is not intended to represent legal or financial advice.  Please consult with a professional advisor. 


Start a workplace campaign

A United Way campaign at your workplace is quick, easy and fun, builds staff morale and increases productivity…plus, we are with you every step of the way, from training to campaign wrap-up and provide you with lots of free materials to make your campaign a great success.   If you would like more information on how to start a campaign at your workplace,  click here or contact Brenda Carson, Campaign Director, 519 821 0571 x 31

Tax Benefits of Your Donation

Your donation may qualify you for significant tax benefits!

Your gift of Total Tax Savings Actual Cost
$52 $10.43 $41.57
$100 $20.05 $79.95
$200 $40.10 $159.90
$300 $80.26 $219.74
$400 $120.42 $389.58
$500 $160.58 $339.42
$750 $260.98 $489.02
$1,040 $377.44 $662.56
$2,000 $762.98 $1,237.02
$3,000 $1,164.58 $1,835.42
$4,000 $1,566.18 $2,433.82
$5,000 $1,967.78 $3,032.22
$10,000 $3,975.78 $6,024.22

*This table is based on 2014 tax information.

To calculate the tax savings of your personal donation, check out the Revenue Canada Tax Calculator

For more information on tax savings, visit Revenue Canada

*Always consult with your financial advisor for tax implications specific to you.

Please review our Donor Bill of Rights.

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