FAQ - United Way India


There are 2.8 million volunteers working with United Way to make a difference. There are a few ways you can find volunteering opportunities near you. Please fill in the volunteer form to connect with us.

Contact your local United Way directly if you’re interested in internships or job opportunities. Find your local United Way.

To apply for jobs at United Way of India, click here.

Connecting businesses with United Way is a conversation you should have with your local United Way, unless you’re specifically interested in United Way India. More information about the work of United Way in India is available on this website. For specific programs and other details, inquire here.

This is a question for your local United Way, since almost all funding happens at the local level. Local United Ways are independently incorporated non-profit organizations with their own grantmaking guidelines and local volunteers who make funding decisions. Find your local United Way.

United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across 40 countries and territories around the world. As the largest privately funded, non-profit, global organization, we create solutions that build stronger communities. We’re improving education, strengthening financial stability, and making communities healthier. But we don’t do it alone. Nearly 2.6 million volunteers and 9.6 million donors are engaged with us across the world to advance community-based and community-led solutions.

We bring people and organizations together to do more together than any of us can do on our own.

Employers, non-profits, government, faith organizations, educators, labor, healthcare providers, community leaders, youth, and many others partner with us. Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest issues. We’re after solutions that create real change. It’s not simple, or easy. But we’re making progress, and seeing results.

Want to know more? Please read more about the work of United Way.

If you want to know more specifics about what’s happening in your community, please connect with your local United Way. Find your local United Way.

For every rupee donated to United Way India network, 90 paise go to our mission.

Overhead rates vary at local United Ways. The United Way India network’s administration/overhead rate of 10% is very competitive with the nation’s top non-profits. It’s well below industry standards and recommendations (like the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance at 35% and the Office of Personnel Management/OPM at 25%). United Way helps hundreds of other non-profits maintain low overhead rates too.

If you want information about your United Way’s expense or overhead rates, please contact your local United Way. Find your local United Way.

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