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Support Us Today

Now more than ever, your United Way donation is needed and goes where the human needs are greatest in our community. There are several ways to give to Rice County Area United Way. Choose the way that works best for you. Please give generously … and thank you.

Donate Your Change

NEW: Round up your change for Rice County Area United Way. Link a card you use for routine purchases and you'll find that a few cents here and there add up to real impact. You can set a monthly limit that works for you. GET STARTED.

Give Online with Credit/Debit Card or PayPal

CLICK or PRESS HERE to donate online using a debit or credit card through our vendor Harness Giving. (The floating blue button at the bottom right of this page will also take you there.) To designate your gift to support a specific geographic area or human services agency/program, please include your request in the comment space.

PAYPAL: Click or press the button below to donate with PayPal.

You can:

  • Set up a recurring monthly donation to become a sustaining supporter. Change the amount or stop when you like.
  • Make a one-time gift

Many donors find that by making affordable monthly donations, they are able to comfortably give more.

Give by Mail

Please mail your check to:

Rice County Area United Way
P.O. Box 56
Northfield, MN 55057

Other Ways to Give

  • Payroll deduction – If your workplace offers a United Way campaign or other charitable giving options, please take advantage of this easy way to give. Check with your HR department for more information.

  • Recurring donations from your bank account – If you'd like to make a regular donation directly from your bank account, email us at finance@ricecountyunitedway and we'll get you set up.

  • Matching gifts – Many companies offer a matching gift benefit that will increase your donation. Check with your HR department for more information.

  • Corporate gifts – Let us help your company achieve its community goals through strategic corporate partnerships and giving.

  • Stock or mutual fund shares – Email us at info@ricecountyunitedway for broker information.

  • IRA charitable rollover – If you are age 70½ or older and have an IRA, you can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to Rice County Area United Way. Contact your IRA manager and request a distribution directly to RCAUW by December 31, 2020. Request that your gift be identified with your name, address, and intention to use it as a 2020 IRA QCD.

  • Donor Advised Fund – You can recommend a grant to us at any time from your Donor Advised Fund, but you can also designate Rice County Area United Way to receive all or a portion of the balance of your fund through your fund administrator.

Planned Giving

Did you know you can help ensure the strength of Rice County Area United Way for future generations while perhaps receiving a tax benefit or income during your lifetime? Please keep Rice County Area United Way in mind when you meet with your financial planner or attorney.

Gift may be made for a variety of purposes, including support of our endowment. The endowment was established to eventually support our United Way's annual administrative costs.

If you would like more information about planned giving, or if you have included Rice County Area United Way in your estate plan, please contact Executive Director Penny Hillemann at

NOTE: If you previously named Northfield Area United Way or United Way of Faribault as a beneficiary in your planned giving, please update your documents to reflect our new name, Rice County Area United Way. Our tax ID is 41-6025711.Thank you.


Have questions? Please contact Executive Director Penny Hillemann at