join the fight. make a donation today.

Your generous contribution will enable us to keep fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in your community and around the world.

To donate to Lake Area United Way, please click here.


The best return on your investment!

When you choose United Way as your partner in giving, you choose the best way to achieve results and make a difference right here in Lake County. Your gift does more than just support people who are in urgent need right now — you also support meaningful, lasting change that impacts the entire community.

Put your donation to work through:

Individual Giving

Click to make an online donation through credit card or bank account:

  • Send your donation to us at Lake Area United Way, 221 W. Ridge Road, Griffith, IN 46319 or call: 219-923-2302.
  • Make a gift of stocks or securities

Workplace Campaign

Many of our donors choose to participate in their company or organization’s United Way Annual Campaign. Often, they make their donations through payroll deduction over the course of each year. Please check with your organization to find out about your United Way Campaign.


Give at the Leadership Level of $1,000 or more—or Fast Track to the Vanguard by pledging to reach the $1,000 in the next 3 years—and you can join other Vanguard members at exclusive events throughout the year.  Members enjoy the Vanguard benefits while at the same time making a significant impact in our communities in the areas of Education, Income, and Health.  Click here to join The Vanguard now.

Tocqueville Society

Individuals who contribute $10,000 or more to Lake Area United Way’s annual campaign are recognized and celebrated as members of the Tocqueville Society. United Way understands that you want to make a difference right here in Northwest Indiana. As a leader in the community, you are invited to join like-minded individuals who share your generosity, compassion, and dedication to build a stronger community and improve lives as members of the Tocqueville Society. Please consider the Tocqueville Society as a place where your investment in the future of our community can begin to work.


Achieve enhanced tax savings by making your gift to Lake Area United Way with appreciated securities.  Stocks, bonds and mutual funds can also be donated and provide financial benefits.  Call  219-923-2302, ext. 304 for more information.


By including Lake Area United Way in your will or estate plan, you may receive significant income and estate tax advantages.  Click here for more information. (Link to Planned Giving PDF)


Memorial and honorarium gifts provide the opportunity to pay tribute to loved ones and friends while making a difference to our community.  We will gratefully acknowledge your gift with a card to the family or individual you wish to remember or honor.  Call 219-923-2302, ext. 302.