Donation Instructions

Thank you for your generosity. After logging into your ePledge account, click “Pledge”. You will then get to select the particular fund(s) or charities you wish to invest your donation in.

The University of Waterloo has selected three cause areas (Affordable Housing & Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Mental Health & Addictions) that you can give directly to, or you can donate to a general United Way fund (called the Community Impact Fund) by entering an amount and clicking “Add to Cart”. You can continue to donate to specific funds as you wish.

When you are ready, click on “View Cart” to select your method of payment, indicate gift preferences, review, and confirm.

There are two main methods of payment:

Useful information

  • Do not use the browser’s back and forward buttons. Instead, use the NEXT and PREVIOUS buttons within the ePledge site. Using the browser navigation buttons may accidentally cancel out your donation and you many need to start all over.
  • Tax receipts are mailed during tax time (Jan-Apr) and unless you approve to receive the tax receipt via email, they will be sent to your home address.
  • The student portal to ePledge will be re-activated closer to the beginning of the campaign. 


If you have any questions regarding ePledge or your United Way donation, please contact us at