Because we all need help sometimes,

we help people.


Join us, and you’ll help children fall in love with and advance their learning. You’ll invest in programs that lead adults to better jobs and careers. You’ll help families across our state cover the essentials of daily living, like food, housing, and heat. Your gifts also provide Rhode Islanders in need with one number to call in times of crisis – 2-1-1.

Your gifts benefit direct services as well as our advocacy and public policy efforts. Our team of experts in policy and research works to change systems so that families can succeed in our state. And, when our data uncovers new or rising trends, we gather the leaders and volunteers who can create the solutions, and we get to work, together. When you support United Way of Rhode Island, you support more than one issue or program — you join a movement for change.

Join us, because the need is great and your help doesn’t just improve lives, it changes lives. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

We also understand that giving is highly personal, so we make it easy for you to contribute, your way. We welcome gifts to any 501c3 in the country, including schools and churches. Or, if you prefer to give through our Community Impact Fund, we do the research for you — only investing in proven programs that deliver results.

And did we mention that our overhead is covered?

Give Now

Ready to make a difference? Every dollar you give goes to helping people in real need. Donate now.

Community Impact Fund

Want to support a good cause, but not sure where to designate your gifts? Our Community Impact Fund is the best investment you can make to help reduce the need in Rhode Island, as every program in this fund was selected based on results and accountability. Learn more.

Donor Advised Funds

Giving is personal. Manage all of your charitable giving on your schedule and in one place. Get started.

Leadership Giving

Join a network of the most generous philanthropic leaders in Rhode Island. Find out more.

Corporate Support

When we come together as a group, we can create lasting change for a better Rhode Island. Read more.