International Support Funds allow individual donors to support causes and initiatives that matter to them. Making contributions is quick and easy when giving to the International Support Fund.
On the Donate form, select "Strengthen a Global Community" and then select the country where you want to contribute your support. Funds are distributed to the country of your choosing and are used in a manner consistent with donor intent.
A fund is maintained for each autonomous international United Way member organization. Contributions received by United Way Worldwide are placed in the fund. Donors request that their gift(s) be sent to a specific member organization or geographic area, where a member is registered to do business. Member funds are then distributed to international member organizations in good standing for their general charitable activities.
Distributions are made on a quarterly basis for all funds with a balance greater than $1,000. The distribution will be made the month following the close of the quarter. If the balance in a fund does not exceed $1,000 over the course of a year, a single disbursement will be made after the 4th quarter. All distributions of funds will be charged a 10 percent management and processing fee. Funds will be provided pursuant to a grant agreement with report back requirements and audit rights to ensure legal compliance with applicable IRS international grant making rules.