Let’s make a new forever. Applications now open.

We’re looking for some great new ideas.    The United Way Forever Fund is open for applications.

Grants are generated by an  endowment fund, and used to support programs and initiatives right here in Waterloo Region.

We’re focusing on investments which “change the power of poverty” in very specific ways.

Grants are available in two areas.

  • 1) Mental health supports for families and children
  • 2) Innovative ideas for seniors at risk

Here are some examples of past grant recipients.

In 2016 Supportive Housing of Waterloo received a grant for it’s Community Hoarding Maintenance program.   While many of us might be aware of hoarding from some TV productions, it’s a serious concern.  And poses some difficulties for the elderly, and their caregivers.

And we think you probably didn’t know Supportive Housing of Waterloo was involved in the issue.

In 2015, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region received support for its “Partnering with a new Lens” project.    You can read all about that program right here

They are just two examples of the work going on with many of our United Way WRC Partners.   As we say, many of these problems are complex, and require the work of several agencies to make a real difference.

Applying for a Forever Fund Grant is a simple process.

Tell our staff  about your ideas or initiative at grants@uwaywrc.ca

Once we have had a look, and run that through our filters, we’ll be in contact with additional criteria, and a link to our online application portal.

Applications are due by Friday December 8th.

If you have any questions contact us at the email above!