Ways to Give

Donating to United Way Halifax is a simple yet powerful way to show your local love and improve local lives.

Swimmers high-fiving in the Halifax Harbour

United Way Halifax is driven by community needs and supported by community generosity. We fund programs and create solutions that address housing affordability and homelessness, reduce the impacts of poverty, and help build a community that embodies our shared values: trust, respect, compassion, adaptability, equity and collaboration.

Everything we do is made possible by our donors. When you give to United Way Halifax, you’re investing in our community’s areas of greatest need. And giving is easy. We provide donors with a variety of options to donate, and encourage them to give in the way that works for them. We work with businesses, major gift donors, and family foundations who want to support particular efforts. And thanks to the diversity of programs and services we support, we can help advise and manage your giving strategically.

Answers about United Way’s administration costs, donor privacy, tax receipting and other accountability questions can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Here are a few of the ways you can show your local love with a gift to United Way Halifax.

  • Donate now

    You can make a difference for someone in need right now. Make a secure online donation today.

  • Become a monthly donor

    Make a long-term impact by registering for a simple monthly contribution.

  • Honour someone special

    Mark a milestone, celebrate a special occasion, or honour someone’s memory with a donation.

  • Give a gift of securities

    A gift of stocks, bonds, or other securities is a tax-efficient way to maximize your impact.

  • Leave a legacy

    Make a lasting impact through your will, life insurance, or financial securities.

  • Endowment fund gift

    Invest in a bright future for Halifax with a gift to United Way's endowment fund.

  • Start a fundraiser

    A fun way to make a difference, starting a fundraiser is easy with our online platform.

  • Partner with us

    Our business partners are vital to our work. Here's how your company can get involved.

I will always give at some level. It makes me proud to be a donor. When I see the lives United Way helps change, it makes me wonder if I can do more.

Heather Stewart, longtime United Way donor
United Way donor, Heather sits outside