Funding Opportunities

How to apply for funding

Applications are open to any registered charity or qualified donee located and operating in Waterloo Region. Applications are now open for funding and close November 27 at 4pm.

  • There are two streams of funding. Please see details below and in the Application Guides provided.
  • Maximum amount per grant is $50,000
  • We recognize that agency needs extend beyond three months. For that reason, an agency is able have the same application considered in the next funding period, providing updated information as necessary (e.g. budget, emerging needs). For more information on when and how to do this, please speak with United Way Community Investment staff.
    • Nancy Bird | Senior Director, Community Investment & Engagement
      nbird@uwaywrc.ca
      P. 519-888-6100 EXT 204
    • Brian Kamm Manager, Community Investment
      bkamm@uwaywrc.ca
      P. 519-888-6100 EXT 209

General Operating Support (GOS) Grants

These grants are intended to support an organization’s ability to achieve its mission overall. This type of grant is flexible and allows grantees to allocate funds towards self-identified organizational priorities in order to develop and strengthen their internal systems.

Program/Project Grants

These grants support specific programs or projects of an organization. This type of grant allows grantees to focus on specific aspects of their work. Programs/projects can be new or existing.