To donate online right now, please choose one of the options below:
DONATE BY PHONE OR MAIL
To donate over the phone, please call 805-965-8591. To donate by mail, please send check to: United Way, 320 E Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
DONOR ADVISED FUND
Many people have Donor Advised Funds (DAF)s which allow them to donate assets for charity today – and receive a tax deduction now – even though the actual funds are not granted by the donor to the final charity until some point in the future. DAFs can be used to make current gifts and future gifts.
GIVING NOW THROUGH YOUR DAF
If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with Fidelity, Schwab or BNY Mellon, you can make a CURRENT gift to United Way of Santa Barbara County using the DAF Direct Tool to the right. If your DAF is elsewhere, and you would like information on making a gift to United Way from your DAF, please contact us.
GIVING LATER THROUGH YOUR DAF
You can also use your DAF to support gifts in the future. With your DAF donor intent statement, you can ensure your continued support for your community and for United Way now and in the future. Learn more.
PLANNED GIFTS & TAX BENEFITS
In response to the current COVID-19 situation, Congress recently enacted several tax law changes. Please CLICK HERE to access resources to help you with your tax planning and ideas for you to consider if you are thinking about making a gift to United Way during this time. To learn more about making a planned gift, visit www.unitedwaysbgift.org.
Additional opportunities to give: