About Our Fees

Processing Fees

Gifts made directly to United Way of King County incur no processing fees; your dollars go directly to doing good work in the community. 

Gifts designated to other nonprofits must be a minimum of $100 per agency and will incur a 10% processing fee.

Credit Card Fees

There will be no additional fee for making a donation with a credit card.

Are these fees ever waived?

  • Processing fees are waived for gifts designated to any United Way located in Washington state. 
  • Processing fees for donors that give $10,000 or more directly to United Way of King County are waived for additional gifts designated to other nonprofits that same campaign year.

Is there a minimum gift requirement?

There is no minimum gift when you give directly to United Way of King County.  For gifts designated to other nonprofits, the minimum gift is $100 per year.   If a gift is designated to another nonprofit for less than $100 it will be redirected to United Way of King County.

Processing Fees Specific to Companies

  • Matching gifts: The processing fee for a gift matching an employee gift designated to another nonprofit is 10% of the gift amount, with no maximum. 
  • Corporate gifts:
    • The processing fee for a corporate gift designated to another nonprofit is 10% of the gift amount, with no maximum. 
    • No processing fees are charged on corporate gifts made directly to United Way of King County or any United Way in Washington state.