Year End Giving 2021


Supply-chain woes may be putting a wrinkle in your holiday shopping plans, but your opportunity to give gifts of a different sort is better than ever right now at the United Way of Northwest Illinois. 

From capturing soon-to-expire tax savings to memorializing loved ones and supporting the causes you care about, take the time to explore the advantages of making charitable gifts before the end of the year.

We are here to help you give in the best way possible.

Did you know that the special tax incentives for donors that were extended by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 are set to expire at the end of the year? 

Whether you take the standard deduction or itemize, you still have time to secure special tax savings when you give before the end of the year. Corporate donors have the opportunity to save, too! For more information contact Connie at or talk to your tax specialist.

We’ve spent much of the last year reflecting on the people, places, and things most important to us. This holiday season, make a tribute gift to the community impact fund, general fund, Imagination Library fund, or Affinity Group United We Stand fund, in honor or in memory of your loved ones. 

When you pay tribute, we will send a card to the person your gift honors or to the family of the person your gift memorializes to celebrate that they inspired your generosity. For more information contact Connie at 


If you’re looking for ideas on where you can grant from a donor-advised fund this year, we are here to help! We know of opportunities and current needs in the community that just might be a match for you. You can also grant to the United Way Community Impact Fund to join with others in supporting needs across the community.

Wherever the spirit of year-end gifting and granting takes you this holiday season, thank you for your generosity. For the many ways to donate to United Way of Northwest Illinois, visit our annual giving page here.