The Community Fund
Making a difference every single day
The priorities of neighbourhoods, newcomers and youth continue to guide our efforts.
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Giving youth a place where they belong
The Spot is a safe and welcoming place for young people to just chill.
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United Way Toronto’s Community Fund supports strategies aimed at improving social conditions
When you donate to United Way Toronto, 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 individuals, families and communities by supporting services that improve peoples’ lives. 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.
Your donation supports a network of over 200 membership agencies providing vital social services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the city—single parents, abused women, young children and teenagers, the elderly, the physically challenged, the homeless, and the many new immigrants who need help to realize their dreams of a better life in Canada. United Way Toronto 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. In addition to this core funding, United Way Toronto offers time-limited special grant initiatives such as Focus on Youth, Newcomer Grants, Resident Action Grants, Success by Six, Winter Relief Fund, and the Toronto Enterprise Fund.