Who we fund
We fund local community service organizations across Waterloo Region that provide important programs and services to vulnerable community members.
Who we fund
Below are the Agencies we’ve been able to fund so far this year (the last 4 funding cycles – ie. 12 months) thanks to donations from donors like you.
How we fund
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.
Applications are made available and reviewed locally by our volunteer Community Investment team.
Any organization applying for funding must be a registered charity in Canada, or other qualified donee*.
*Qualified Donee includes: registered charities; registered Canadian municipalities; registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada
Types of Funding
Our funding model allows us to provide Agencies with two options for funding: General Operating Support and Program/Project Grants.
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are proud to have worked collaboratively with the Government of Canada and local funders to provide additional funding opportunities to Agencies by allocating the Emergency Community Support Fund, and Seniors’ Fund.
For questions about our funding, our Community Investment Team is happy to help!
519-888-6100 (Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm)
firstname.lastname@example.org | @UnitedWayWRC
We are proud to be able to offer quarterly funding opportunities for both our General Operating Support Grants, and our Program/Project Grants.