Grant Funding

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Since 1937, United Way has invested over $170 million to support a strong network of programs and services in the Capital Region District (CRD) and Southern Gulf Islands primarily in three priority areas:

  • All That Kids Can Be
  • From Poverty to Possibility
  • Strong Communities

As a multi-year funder, United Way supports a broad array of high quality programs/projects, services and initiatives that reach and serve our most vulnerable population to ensure that everyone in every community has the opportunity to live a good life.

The 2019-2020 grant cycle has closed. Please stay in touch for the next one which will open fall 2020.

United Way grants are negotiated agreements that are aligned with the UWGV Strategic Plan and are subject to availability of funding each year.

Established Program and Project Based Services

As a multi-year funder, United Way supports community agencies that respond to the human and social service needs of our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families with a degree of predictability and certainty.

Multi-year funding call from April 2018 to March 2021.

Organizational/Sector Effectiveness and Capacity Building

United Way recognizes that on occasion, there is an organizational or sectoral need to build capacity or to respond to a short-term, or one-time opportunity or intervention. Capacity building grants are one-time funding offered to assist in strengthening an organization’s infrastructure, management and/or governance.

Collective Impact, Collaboration, and Innovation

The human and social challenges our community faces are complex and interrelated. As there are no single, easy solutions, United Way is looking to partner with the community on strategic collaborations and initiatives that create systemic change and collective impact including: Collaborations and Partnerships (not a program or service), System and Policy Initiatives, Pilot Projects, Emerging Needs/ Community Emergencies.

Community Investment Directory

Note: Initiatives may be proposed by United Way, community agency(s) or co-developed with key stakeholders.

To be eligible for United Way funding an organization must:

  • Be based in and providing service within the Capital Regional District (CRD)
  • Operate as a federally registered charitable organization or qualified donee
  • Have a mission, purpose, programs or activities that align with UWGV priority areas
  • Have audited or reviewed financial statements for at least two consecutive years (i.e.2018 and 2019)
  • Agree to work with United Way of Greater Victoria to provide program outcome data
  • Demonstrate a willingness to support UWGV’s fundraising efforts
  • UWGV Funding Framework, and Vulnerable Populations document
  • Agree to the UWGV Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),

Once our grant cycle is open, you will be asked to complete our online application form. Grant applications are closed for 2019-2020.

Additional resources and references:

Community Investment Framework PDF

UWGV Strat Plan

Vulnerable Populations PDF

How We Fund PDF

2017 Community Consultation Report

2019 Outcomes Report

For more information, please Contact our Community Impact team at

Danella Parks
Director Community Impact