Funded Organizations

Support for Waterloo Region during COVID-19 Pandemic

United Way has always played a role in convening and mobilizing people around the most pressing needs in our community and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. COVID-19 has left our community with more than one problem. United Way provides more than one solution.

We are proud to support the work of frontline agencies across Waterloo Region. See below for the list of agencies that we have been able to support so far thanks to the support of our generous donors.

Funded by Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

United Way Waterloo Region Communities (UWWRC) is pleased to support this vital investment by the Government of Canada in critical services for vulnerable people in our community.

COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in Canada.

Together, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada are collaborating with the Government of Canada to flow ECSF support to those who need it most right now.

Funded by:

Funded by COVID-19 Community Response Fund

United Way Waterloo Region Communities, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation, Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region, The Astley Foundation, Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, Fairmount Foundation and Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation recently joined forces to maximize assistance for urgent and emerging community needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funder’s collective is working together to raise and distribute funds to front line organizations that are striving to ensure our most vulnerable citizens and those that support them remain supported, safe and healthy.

Over $800,000 has been distributed to 43 charities across Waterloo Region in response to applications to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

This funding is being directed to charitable organizations working with vulnerable populations across Waterloo Region. It will assist organizations that expressed urgent need to continue providing front-line social services through essential programming as well as health and safety for charitable front line workers.

  • Adventure4Change
  • Anishnabeg Outreach Employment and Training Inc.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region
  • Cambridge Self Help Food Bank
  • Cambridge Shelter Corporation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
  • Carizon Family and Community Services
  • Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Region
  • Christian Horizons
  • Community Care Concepts of Woolwich Wellesley and Wilmot (Rural Collaborative)
  • Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region
  • Community Support Connections
  • Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region Foundation
  • Family Counselling Centre Cambridge & North Dumfries
  • House of Friendship
  • Independent Living Centre Waterloo Region
  • Interfaith Counselling Centre
  • Kinbridge Community Association
  • Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre
  • KW Counselling Services
  • Langs Farm Village Association (Langs)
  • Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice
  • Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation
  • Marillac Place
  • Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCC)
  • Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support
  • Monica Place
  • Nutrition for Learning
  • oneROOF Youth Services
  • Reception House Waterloo Region
  • Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre
  • Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
  • Shalom Counselling Services Inc.
  • Sunbeam Centre
  • Supportive Housing of Waterloo
  • The AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area
  • The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada
  • The Salvation Army Kitchener Waterloo Community and Family Services
  • Waterloo Region Family Network
  • Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
  • Woolwich Counselling Centre
  • YW Kitchener-Waterloo

Thank you to our COVID-19 Community Response Fund Partners:

Funded by Seniors’ Fund

Total amount funded: $109,181

  • Cambridge Shelter Corporation
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
  • Community Care Concepts of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot
  • Community Justice Initiatives of Waterloo Region
  • Community Support Connections
  • Kinbridge Community Association
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men’s Christian Association (KW YMCA)
  • Langs – for the North Dumfries Community
  • Wilmot Family Resource Centre
  • Woolwich Community Health Centre
  • Woolwich Community Services
  • Woolwich Counselling Centre

Our Community Still Needs Your Help

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund is continuing to accept donations to support crisis-related needs of Waterloo Region charitable organizations. You can help ensure vital community services remain uninterrupted by donating to United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund. There will be one or more additional rounds of funding.


*If you have any questions or if you experience technical issues while trying to make a donation, please call  (519) 888-6100 for assistance. Alternatively, you can make an online donation through our Canada Helps page here. Thank you for your support and understanding.