People for Puget Sound, supported by EarthShare Washington, hold restoration workdays on the Duwamish River.
Charitable nonprofits maximize your gifts.
"Over the past three years, the CFD has donated more than half a million dollars through EarthShare Washington, supporting the critical work of America's most trusted environmental and conservation charities. We count on this support to protect children from toxic toys, help develop green jobs, keep Puget Sound clean, maintain our wilderness and parks, and protect wildlife. One gift to EarthShare Washington supports organizations and helps them budget with confidence and plan into the future so the environment and quality of life we enjoy will be around for generations."
Jeff Whitton, Communications Director, EarthShare Washington
A child, whose quality of life has been vastly improved through research, receives daily respiratory therapy.
Charitable nonprofits can fund critical research.
"One in four people in the workplace has a chronic disease or cares for someone who does. Our member health charities are able to maximize their support of medical research, patient services, and community education because of generous contributions through the UWCFD. Continuous payroll giving allows them to plan their annual budgets, receive sustaining income, provide uninterrupted services, and reduce other more costly forms of fundraising. More of each dollar can fund significant clinical trial research at the University of Washington and other Puget Sound facilities."
Karen White, Executive Director, Community Health Charities of Washington & Idaho
Youth realize their college dream with help from Seattle Education Access.
Charitable nonprofits gain leverage.
"UWCFD funds help Seattle Education Access provide consistent services and support to low-income students throughout the county who want to go to college, but need the extra bit of help from us to get there. Your support makes the dream of college a reality for our students. Individual donations also show foundations and corporations that we have a strong base of community support, and this helps us compete successfully for grants."
Anthon Smith, Executive Director, Seattle Education Access
Art time at University Y summer camp.
Children, youth, and family services benefit from CFD funding.
"The YMCA is a place where kids of all backgrounds and income levels have a chance to thrive. As someone who grew up as a camper at the University Y, I can attest to the power of the programs. Kids find a safe environment, strong role models, days of laughter, and lots of time in the sun – and their lives are strengthened. Due in part to donations from the UW Combined Fund Drive, hundreds of children struggling with poverty are able to attend summer camp, receive childcare, and find academic support programs that are positive and will ultimately be life-changing."
Steve Lewis, Executive Director, University Family YMCA
Customers choose from nutritious fresh produce items at Northwest Harvest's Cherry Street Food Bank.
Hunger relief programs benefit from CFD funding.
"UWCFD funds are critically important for Northwest Harvest. When employees give through the UWCFD, we're sustained by knowing what quarterly pledges we'll receive, plus we save substantial time and money on gift processing. CFD giving has helped us feed hundreds of thousands of hungry families and supported our distribution of over 26 million pounds of nutritious food in Washington last year. We're grateful for the generous support of the CFD and UW employees."
Shelley Rotondo, Executive Director, Northwest Harvest
ROOTS guests, after a night of shelter, wondering if they should expect rain.
Efforts to help the homeless are bolstered by CFD funding.
"ROOTS has been providing shelter to homeless youth since 2001 at our location right across the street from UW. We're fortunate to have such amazing student and faculty volunteer support from our UW neighbors. Our Young Adult Shelter program served over 500 young adults last year, many of whom are now students or in stable housing. Your support through the UWCFD goes toward the cost of sheltering young people; in fact, you can sponsor one night of shelter for just $29. Your gift means the world to those who would otherwise sleep outside."
Kristine Cunningham, Executive Director, Rising Out of the Shadows (ROOTS) Young Adult Shelter
A rescued seal pup receives care and rehabilitation at PAWS.
Animal protection services benefit from CFD funding.
"Community support is vital for PAWS to continue our lifesaving work for the animals who come to us in need. Through the UW Combined Fund Drive, friends of animals can easily fund the sheltering and adopting of homeless dogs and cats, emergency and rehabilitative veterinary care for injured and orphaned wildlife, and our outreach efforts to make a better world for animals and people. Each year, more than 6,000 animals arrive at PAWS. Caring individuals ultimately fund their survival."
Tana Feichtinger, Development Manager, PAWS
Donors find choice.
"I give through the UWCFD because it's an easy, efficient way for me to plan my giving and donate to the many nonprofits I support all at once. Having the payroll deduction option actually enables me to give more, as the donations are spread out over time. I also enjoy learning about organizations that I'm not familiar with through the UWCFD activities. Each year, I find one or two organizations that interest me, in addition to those I already support, and make donations."
Lisa Hanna, Human Resources Consultant, UW Human Resources
Donors find it's easy.
"I give because of the huge need for social services in my community that I care so much about. I appreciate that the CFD method makes giving so easy for both me and the social service providers I select. It's easy to select payroll deduction and my service provider gets ONE easy check donation. It's extremely cost efficient, and it enables more focus on needed services rather than overhead cost."
Noel Bain, Fiscal Specialist II, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Donors appreciate that it's tax-deductible.
"I give because I love the variety of the CFD charities I can give to. Whatever mood I'm in, I'm able to give, all at once, to multiple charities and causes that touch my heart. I give donations as gifts based on the interests of my family and friends. Each year, I get a year-end statement that's handy at tax time."
Brianne Kegley, Patient Financial Services Supervisor, UW Medicine