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Thanks to our generous donors, United Way is funding 84 programs from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. To read about all the great programs your donation is fueling right now read here

The funding process is now open for the next funding cycle, starting May 1st 2017.


There are two categories of funding in the 2017/2018 grant cycle:

Category One – Current Community Partners Applying to Renew Program Funding 

If your agency is currently funded by UWCNVI, you can apply to renew program funding in one of United Way’s three impact areas. Please read the memo sent to your agency regarding renewing your program funding. The memo is also found here. 

Current Community Partners can apply to renew their funding for either one or two years. See the memo sent to you for details.


Category Two – Agencies never funded by UWCNVI or Programs Not Currently Funded by UWCNVI

Do you wish to apply for funding for a program that has never been funded by UWCNVI?

We have a process for those agencies requesting funding for a program that has not been funded by United Way in the past. Prior to filling out a full application, we ask agencies to submit a letter of intent (LOI). Grants for programs never previously funded by UWCNVI will not exceed $8,000 in the 2017-18 funding cycle. Requests for funding for programs not in the All That Kids Can Be Impact Area will not be considered or funded. 

Please read this memo for details on the Letter of Intent Process here:

Letter of Intent UWCNVI Grant Cycle 2017-2018 


December 21, 2016 – Renewal Grant Application sent to existing UWCNVI Community Partners to apply for renewal grants

December 23, 2016 – Letter of Intent process open for new program funding

January 20, 2017 – Letter of Intent (LOI) for new program funding due

January 27, 2017 – Notification of LOI decisions

February 17, 2017 – Grant Application Due Date (Renewals and New Programs)

April 15, 2017 – Confirmation of Funding, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) released

April 21, 2017 – MOU due date (Signed and dated)

May 1, 2017 – Funding starts for 2017-18 or 2017-19 cycle

If you have any inquiries, please contact Cinnamon Phillips at impact@uwcnvi.ca


Resources for Non-Profits Applying for Funding

If you have never been funded by UWCNVI, it is recommended that you download and review the documents below. United Way looks to fund agencies that can measure the outcomes of the programs we fund.  These resources help explain UWCNVI Outcome Measurement model and will help you answer questions in the application should you move past the Letter of Intent stage. By clicking on the link, you can download a PDF of each of these documents.

Outcome Measurement

Power Point Presentation 

Basic example of a Logic Model

A Quick Guide to Outcome Language 


Exercises with answers 

Linking Outcomes to Focus Areas

For additional criteria on programs that United Way funds please review our 2017-2018 Funding Guidelines page. 

If you represent a non-profit who has never applied for funding from UWCNVI and would like to be added to the notification email list, please email impact@uwcnvi.ca.

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