It's more than a helpline. It's a lifeline.

Every $5 gift covers the cost of one life-saving call to United Way's 2-1-1 helpline.

Gifts of Stock

If you are interested in donating stock, please call us at 313-226-9300 for more information. A stock contribution allows you to receive a tax deduction for the current, full market value of the stock and avoid capital gains taxes on the profit from the sale of securities. Certain requirements apply to stock contributions.

The United Way of Southeastern Michigan is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Tax ID of United Way of Southeastern Michigan is 20-3099071.


Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Members are part of a national program recognized as America’s leading philanthropists.

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Emerging Philanthropist

Members are young, networking professionals who donate their time and dollars to make impact.

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Planned Giving

Make a lasting impact and shape the future of our community by including United Way in your will.

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Women United

Members focus on raising dollars and awareness about the importance of our Bib to Backpack work.

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Read about the lives our donors have impacted

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We’re committed to making sure parents and caregivers — children’s first teachers — are equipped to support the children in their lives so that they can reach their full potential.

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Economic Prosperity

Labor has been the backbone of Access for All, a skilled-trades training program that connects Detroiters with construction jobs throughout the region.

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United Way works to address the struggles of parents, schools and meal service partners to improve health outcomes in communities across Michigan.

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We’ve launched the COVID-19 Response Fund with our partners to help those affected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more and make a donation today.