Frequently Asked Questions
Why does United Way of Sheboygan County allow designations to other nonprofits?
United Way of Sheboygan County believes on promoting philanthropy as a whole and is honored to provide the opportunity for all donors to give to their charity/organization of choice. Any 501c3 organization can receive donations, as designated by the donor, through United Way of Sheboygan County. When a donor makes a gift to an organization other than United Way of Sheboygan’ County's Community Impact Fund or one of United Way of Sheboygan County’s Initiatives direct service programs, it is considered a “designated gift.”
What about my gifts to United Way of Sheboygan County Community Impact Partner? How are those gifts handled?
United Way of Sheboygan County is proud to work year-round with our community to raise the dollars to support our Community Impact Partners through gifts to our Community Impact Fund and our Initiatives. Any gift that is designated by a donor to a community Impact Partner is distributed above and beyond their United Way of Sheboygan County Impact Investment grant. This gift will have the processing cost assessed.
Why does United Way of Sheboygan County have a designation fee?
As your processing agent, United Way of Sheboygan County protects both the individual donor and company by verifying organizations are eligible to receive charitable contributions. Upon verification, United Way of Sheboygan County processes the ongoing contributions received through payroll and direct payments, distributes those contributions to agencies, and provides a single tax receipts for all contributions for donors. The designation processing fee covers the costs of this work.
What gifts qualify for the fee?
Any gift that is designated for a program or organization, other than United Way of Sheboygan County, qualifies for the fee.
Are there situations in which the fee does not apply?
If $450 or more of your gift is directed to United Way of Sheboygan County’s Community Impact Fund, one of our Initiatives (Education, Income, Health), one of United Way of Sheboygan County’s programs, the remainder can be designated however you wish and no processing fee will be charged.
How and when are my designated contributions distributed to my selected agency?
Once payments are received from the company, gifts are paid-out to designated agencies when the total contribution is $250 or more (collectively from all donors) or at the end of January and June. Agencies will receive contributions via Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), if the agency has signed up for this service, or by paper check. We strongly encourage agencies to sign up for EFT as it saves both time and money in distributing gifts. All information provided by donors will be shared with designated organizations, unless the donor chooses to remain anonymous.