By targeting your investments, United Way Waterloo Region Communities strives to produce a direct and lasting impact in 3 key focus areas:
- Supporting Vulnerable Children and Youth
- Fighting Poverty
- Empowering Neighbourhoods
In each key area, we start by looking at community conditions. We then target our investments to produce the best possible outcomes based on information collected from research, community consultation, and local agencies. We evaluate data from our funded partners to determine the impact of our investments.
We also participate in and fund broader community initiatives, where we can learn alongside other funders, government, agencies, and members of the public about local issues and how we can all work together to make positive change. Through these community partnerships, we can extend our funding because it supports a collective system of work.