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Valley of the Sun United Way envisions a community where every child, family and individual is healthy, has a safe place to live, and has every opportunity to succeed in school, in life and in work. As we work with our community, corporate and nonprofit partners to implement MC2026, our five-year plan for Mighty Change, we will put all of our efforts toward reaching bold goals for Maricopa County in Health, Housing and Homelessness, Education and Workforce Development.
We can’t beat today’s issues with yesterday’s thinking. Change demands bold new solutions. So, we’re redeploying our energies and realigning our resources and partners to drive Mighty Change in our community. Together, we tackle the systemic, interrelated issues that are holding us back to create more opportunity and access throughout the Valley. Progress will be tracked and reported annually, and we will change courses as needed to stay focused on the right programs and solutions to reach our goals.
Every dollar you donate stays in Maricopa County, invested into creating Mighty Change.
A. Valley of the Sun United Way incurs costs for fundraising, marketing and common business operations such as accounting, human resources and overall organizational management. As careful stewards of our donors’ contributions,
Valley of the Sun United Way operates with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness. Less than 10 percent is spent on administrative cost and approximately 90 cents of every dollar goes back into the community to improve lives throughout the Valley.
A. To encourage collective impact, Valley of the Sun United Way brings together partners from every sector – public, business, non-profit, and faith-based organizations – to get things done. Together, with your support, we will ensure kids succeed, end hunger, end homelessness, and increase the financial stability of families and individuals, ACTIVATING solutions in ways no one organization can do alone.
A. Agencies are responsible for adhering to a number of compliance criteria in order to receive United Way program grant funding, including:
Be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and be in compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations, including the maintenance of corporate status as designated by Arizona’s Corporation Commission
A. Yes, donations to Valley of the Sun United Way’s Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, qualify for the Arizona state tax “Credit for Contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations”. Valley of the Sun United Way is an Umbrella organization for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Gifts made to the “Arizona Charitable Tax Credit” can qualify for the credit, and can be reported using code 20726.
Your contribution to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is leveraged to address the multiple causes of poverty in the Valley. By donating a portion of your United Way contribution to the charitable tax credit, you help people increase their self- sufficiency and you could receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit this tax year. Donate up to $400* for individuals and up to $800* for those filing jointly. You don’t have to itemize deductions to claim a credit for contributions to a Qualifying Charitable Organization.