Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Greater Mankato Area United Way has different ways that you can help us continue to create lasting changes and a better life for all who live and work in the greater Mankato area.

Payroll Deduction

More than 60 percent of our funds are raised during workplace campaigns through payroll deductions. If you do not have a company rally, please contact your Human Resources Department to ask if payroll deduction is available.

Cash/or Check

Cash and checks can be mailed to or dropped off at 127 S. 2nd St., Suite 190, Mankato, MN 56001. Our office is on the first floor of the Shared Spaces Building in downtown Mankato.

Credit Card

Click here to donate via credit card
or call our office at 507-345-4551 to give a credit card over the phone.

Pay With My Bank

Click here donate via Pay With My Bank
or call our office at 507-345-4551 and our staff can walk through the process with you.

Start a Personal Fundraising Campaign

Want to let your family and friends know how much you support your community through United Way? Start a personal fundraising campaign to share your enthusiasm and ask others to join the cause. Personal fundraising campaigns are also a great way to honor a loved one.

Make an Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one or respected colleague through an honor or memorial gift. Such gifts not only show thoughtfulness and consideration for the individual and their family, but also help make our region a better place through United Way.

Want to get started right away? Make your gift online and check the box "Yes, this is an honor or memorial gift," email details of your gift to Janice Berndt at janiceb@mankatounitedway.org or call 507-345-4551. You can also start a personal fundraising page in honor or memoriam.

Below is some sample wording for an obituary:

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to United Way. Checks should be payable to Greater Mankato Area United Way and mailed to Greater Mankato Area United Way; 127 S. 2nd Street Suite 190; Mankato, MN 56001. Please include a note stating your gift is in memory of [name].


Planned Giving and Endowment

Planned gifts are made by anyone, at any age, at any income level. Your planned gift to United Way is part of your overall estate and financial plans. Your planned gift ensures that United Way carries on your legacy of doing good by helping to fulfill our mission into the future. Planned giving options include charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, memorial and tribute gifts, charitable lead trust, bequests, beneficiary designations, life insurance or United Way Life. Endowment builds the capacity to ensure that our community is a caring and safe place where children thrive, adults and families succeed and basic needs are maintained.  

The legal name to use in gift-planning transactions is Greater Mankato Area United Way. Our Federal Tax ID number is 41-6008819.

Gift of Stock

Stock donations may enable you to increase your gift to United Way while realizing additional tax benefits for you. Check with your broker or tax advisor to determine if a stock donation makes sense for you. When donating stock, most people simply transfer the stock directly to United Way rather than selling it. This allows you to claim a charitable contribution in the amount of the average of the high and low stock price on the day of the transfer to United Way. United Way is responsible for any fees related to the sale of the stock.

Please call our office at 507-345-4551 with questions.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile has tens of millions of products that are eligible for donations to your local United Way. Add us as your designated charity on AmazonSmile. Eligible products are marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile Donation" on their product detail pages. When you first visit Smile.Amazon.com, you will be asked to indicate your charity. You can change your charity in your account information on Amazon. 

Find more information on AmazonSmile here

 Thank You for your support!