Giving Locally

Information of local interest including a selection of some major agencies that accept donations.

  • Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
    Click on “Click Here to Help Now” to donate or volunteer.
  • City of Columbia Utility Assistance - C.A.S.H and H.E.L.P. Programs
    City utility customers can pledge a monthly amount or make a one-time donation to provide assistance to others who have difficulty paying their bills.
  • NBA Woodhaven
    Make financial contributions or donate your vehicle to aid people living with developmental disabilities.
  • Rainbow House
    Click on “How You Can Help” to “keep children safe and to support families in crisis through prevention, assessment, and intervention in child abuse and neglect.”
  • Salvation Army
    Click on “Donate Now” to make a monetary donation or enter a zip-code to find your local Salvation Army Thrift or Family Store for donations of clothing or household items.
  • United Way - Callaway County
    Click on “Donate” to make a donation and on “Agencies” to view the agencies that benefit from the United Way funds.
  • United Way - Columbia
    Click on “Give” to make a pledge “Community Impact” to find out about the local agencies that benefit from United Way funds.
  • Voluntary Action Center – Boone County
    This non-profit social service agency has information on many local community needs and programs. Click on “Contribute” to find out how you can help.

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National & International Organizations

A selection of national and international organizations that provide opportunities for donations to "keep on giving."

  • Catholic Relief Services
    In addition to emergency assistance after natural disasters, the C.R.S. undertakes projects to improve agricultural yields, provide water and sanitation assistance, build schools and provide community-based health care systems.
  • Doctors Without Borders
    International medical humanitarian organization that provides medical aid to “people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.”
  • Save the Children
    Works in more that 50 countries, including the U.S., to improve children’s lives through training new mothers with prenatal care, supplying life-saving immunizations for young children, building schools, and improving literacy and nutrition for children.
    The United Nation’s Children’s Fund supports life-saving projects such as clean water and sanitation, childhood vaccinations, food aid to prevent malnutrition, medical help for children with AIDS and education programs.
  • World Vision
    International Christian relief and development organization that sponsors long–term development through building wells, micro-financing, providing seeds and tools, etc.

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Giving to Charities

  • Check a Charity
    The Missouri Attorney General’s website has information on charities that have submitted IRS Form 990, which details how donations are spent.
  • Charity Navigator Rankings
    Evaluates the financial health, accountability and transparency of America's largest charities.
  • Ministry Watch
    Profiles public Charities, church and parachurch ministries.
  • Tax Deductible Charitable Contributions
    Search IRS Publication 78 for a list of 501c (3) charities that have registered with the IRS enabling taxpayers to take an income tax deduction when they donate.

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