Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to help us be the leader in uniting our community to improve lives today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now
To support Trident United Way’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:


Trident United Way
6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 200
N. Charleston, SC 29406

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund
You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift
When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Trident United Way to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute and help change lives in the Tri-County region.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.
Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of our community? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to Trident United Way, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Trident United Way. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of helping all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $105,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $210,000 to all organizations.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Trident United Way.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Trident United Way so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

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