United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s Community Fund supports strategies aimed at improving social conditions across our region.
When you donate to United Way Simcoe Muskoka, your money goes into what we call the Community Fund—a pool of donations that draws on the combined strength of donors like you to strengthen local individuals, families and communities. The Community Fund helps in the short term by meeting immediate needs—helping individuals when they need it most; and in the long term by addressing the root causes of social problems through a systematic approach that works to change whole communities. We call this Community Impact.
Your donation supports a network of 21 local Partner Agencies providing vital social services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the region. United Way Simcoe Muskoka is the only major funding organization that delivers significant core operating support to social service agencies. This base support of funding provides stability and allows agencies the flexibility to develop and respond to emerging needs of the communities they serve.
United Way Simcoe Muskoka invites applications for Community Fund program grants from registered charities offering programs within these three priority areas:
• From poverty to possibility
• Strong communities
• All that kids can be
Please contact our Community Impact team to learn more.
More than 50 years of community investment expertise
Annual investment decisions are determined by United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s research and managed through an intensive volunteer review process. Each year, volunteer panels of well-prepared citizens from across the region review and make funding recommendations to United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s Board of Directors. These Community Impact volunteers play an important role in ensuring donor dollars are spent according to current and emerging community-service needs as efficiently and effectively as possible.
With your involvement, we can continue to invest in a foundation of fundamental support, creating opportunities for people and neighbourhoods across our region.