Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I give to United Way of Norman?
How does United Way use my donation?
What is the overhead at United Way of Norman?
Can I designate my donation?
Who decides how my donation is spent?
What is the CFC designation code for United Way of Norman?
If I donate through my employer outside of Norman, how do I make sure my gift is used here?


 

Why should I give to United Way of Norman?
Giving to the United Way of Norman is the easiest and most efficient way to make one donation that helps the entire community. Your gift will benefit dozens of programs that help children who are victims of abuse, ensure that the hungry can get a hot meal, provide medical services to people who can’t afford them and increase the independence of adults living with disabilities. With one donation, you can help all these people and more.

 

How does United Way use my donation?
United Way of Norman funds 40 programs at 27 organizations in the Norman area. Each program fits into one of our Impact Areas; Education, Income, Health & Safety and Independence.

The United Way also provides services to the community through programs like Helpline, Success By 6, Teen Advisors of Norman, FamilyWize discount drug cards and the ABC School Supply Program.

 

What is the overhead at United Way of Norman?
86-cents of every dollar donated goes directly to helping people in our community.

 

Can I designate my donation?
Yes! We allow designations to support programs of any of our current funded partners. You find those partners and their designation codes in the United Way of Norman brochure.  Designations not meeting requirements will be directed to the Community Action Fund.
 

Who decides how my donation is spent?
Volunteers serving on the United Way's four Impact Councils decide how to distribute dollars to programs requesting funding. The Impact Councils then make recommendations to the Board of Directors, who have final approval on all funding.

 

What is the CFC designation code for United Way of Norman?
42481

 

If I donate through my employer outside of Norman, how do I make sure my gift is used here?
We understand and appreciate to desire to give where you live. All you have to do is use the designation code 7100 to ensure your donation is forwarded to your community. If your employer matches contributions, make sure to ask them to send all of your donation to United Way of Norman.

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