What we do
We fund a network of local agencies and programs, helping people access food, housing, mental health services, crisis supports, companionship, and so much more.
We engage and mobilize the community around local issues in Waterloo Region.
Giving donors choice
When donating to United Way WRC, you can choose give to either our Community Fund, or one of our Issue-based funds. Visit our Shopping Cart to see all of of the ways you can give!
It can feel overwhelming facing so many social issues in our community, and when you want to make a difference it’s hard to know where to start.
By giving to our Community Fund you are supporting our entire network of Agencies working to provide multiple solutions to issues in Waterloo Region.
By targeting your donations, we strive to produce a direct and lasting impact in three key areas.
Support a cause that’s close to your heart – donate to one of our issue-based funds through our shopping cart or learn more about each of the issues by clicking below.
How it works
Our funding model is focused on immediate community need and local solutions to address those needs. There is an open call for applications every three months to fund the most relevant programs and organizations. We are continually learning and adapting in order to improve equity and inclusion in our processes and decisions. Learn more about our Community Investment Strategy.
Types of funding
Click below to see all of the Agencies we’ve been able to fund so far this year, thanks to the support of donors like you!