Where does your money go?

When you make a contribution to United Way, we promise to provide stewardship excellence:

  • We take responsibility to ensure that the contributions we receive are invested in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • We monitor the performance and measure the results of our community investments.
  • We are one of the most cost-effective not-for-profit organizations in North America and are accountable to our donors offering transparent financial reporting.

Get the detailed report of funded programs and investments.


To create Pathways Out of Poverty, United Way is focused on three areas that provide the best opportunities to significantly change lives and social conditions – Education, Income and Wellness.

Each area concentrates on specific needs, and connects with programs and services to make the greatest impact possible. At the same time, considering that individuals struggling with poverty often experience multiple issues and need help in more than one area, the three focus areas are intrinsically linked. This ensures people receive the appropriate mix of supports that wrap around them and their families for both urgent needs and long-term development.

Regional Investments

United Way serves the Edmonton Census Metropolitan area including Edmonton, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, the County of Strathcona, the City of St. Albert, the City of Leduc, the County of Leduc, the City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony Plain and the County of Parkland. We are committed to the allocation of resources in surrounding communities. 

Capacity Building

Many nonprofits focus all of their resources on delivering programs and services and have little time left to dedicate to building the internal capacity of their organization. Capacity Building enhances the nonprofit sector as a whole by working together to understand the issues, identify priorities and seek better solutions.

Community Response Fund

We have set aside resources that will enable us to support community efforts that emerge through the course of the year and that will support our priorities; or to address a significant community need.


STEWARDSHIP & Community Building

United Way stewards all investments.

There are many activities in which United Way staff members are engaged even though direct funding is not provided. These initiatives invite United Way staff members to the table because they know that the expertise provided will benefit the work of the partnership. These activities are often coordinating bodies, problem solving groups, information sharing or mobilizing efforts. Usually, these efforts are focused on looking for solutions, increasing the capacity of the sector or increasing awareness of issues.


View our audited financial statements for an in-depth look.