United Way of Greater Lorain County (UWGLC) offers investors the opportunity to designate their gift to support specified community impact priorities and community organizations with missions that are consistent with their own values and perspectives.

Investors wishing to designate may do so to UWGLC Community Collaboratives and partnerships, other United Way’s, and/or any organization that qualifies for tax deduction per the Internal Revenue Service in and outside of Lorain County, Ohio. Investors have the opportunity to divide their gift and designate to more than one organization or priority of their choosing.

In order to receive designations, the designated organization must provide certain materials to UWGLC including: Documentation from the Internal Revenue Service of tax deduction eligibility, Anti-Terrorism Compliance Certification, and Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Form.

In compliance with United Way Worldwide membership standards, some designations will be assessed a fee to cover UWGLC’s administrative and fundraising costs. In committing to lasting change in Greater Lorain County, all designations to qualifying agencies in Greater Lorain County will not receive a designation fee. Gifts to qualifying agencies outside of Lorain County will be assessed a processing fee.

Donations will revert to United Way of Greater Lorain County if the agency does not comply with the United Way of Greater Lorain County’s Designation Policy. Designations made to agencies outside of the Greater Lorain County service area will be assesed fundraising and management fees in accordance with United Way Worldwide standards.


United Way of Greater Lorain County (UWGLC) is committed to protecting your privacy.  UWGLC will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by UWGLC, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the UWGLC website and online donation systems), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.
In the log files of our website, we collect IP addresses, browser type, domain names, access times, duration of visit, referring URL, platform new/repeat information, timestamp and exit page information. All of this data is gathered for statistical purposes only – so that we may analyze trends and performance over time. None of this data is personally identifiable.
When you make a donation on our site, you are doing so on a safe and secure server. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies. UWGLC uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt the information you send us when you make a donation. This means that information such as your credit card number is encrypted, sent through the Internet as a jumbled code, then decoded.  This information cannot be read while it is being transmitted.  No information is stored on United Way of Greater Lorain County’s secure server. 
If you have any questions, concerns or comments regarding United Way of Greater Lorain County’s Privacy Policy please contact us at 440-277-6530.