United Way looks at the big picture to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are living in poverty.
Behind all our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small ways. Help us ensure a better future for families living in poverty by getting involved.
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United Way is a network of more than 75 local United Way offices. Since 1941, we’ve worked in the Alberta Capital Region for the betterment of all.
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All funds raised strengthen our community.
When you support United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, you become an important part of a powerful movement of changemakers, joining others who share your social purpose and want the best for our community. Together, your actions and resources multiply impact right here at home.
United Way fosters bold social change. By pooling resources, building partnerships, and mobilizing people and organizations to provide support to people in need, we are committed to tackling poverty in the Edmonton area — together.
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region is one of Alberta’s most trusted non-profits and we are proud to have a five-star rating from Charity Intelligence. By giving to United Way, you can be sure that your philanthropic investments will receive the highest level of stewardship, oversight, and accountability. United Way directs your contribution to the area of greatest community need, both emergent and long-term.
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A single gift can help someone in need.
Mobilize your network to help create pathways out of poverty.
Give a symbolic gift in honour of a loved one.
Leave a lasting legacy for generations to come by contributing through planned giving.
Donating securities to United Way is tax-smart, easy and benefits both you and your community.
Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community.
Giving to United Way helps those in your community and doesn’t cost as much as you think. Take a look at the tax credit table to see how your donation can work for you too.
*These examples are based on an annual taxable income of under $200,000. Please visit Canada Revenue Agency’s website or speak to a financial advisor for a detailed analysis of how tax credits can apply to you.
United Way’s work in the community would not be possible without the generosity and commitment of our donors. Learn how we show our gratitude to donors through our giving programs.
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Small Business gifts of $365 or more
Our donors share our passion for strengthening the community and making it a better place to live, work, and grow. Learn how some of our donors are supporting United Way of the Alberta Capital Region in creating pathways out of poverty.
Through all the educational pieces that we have at work, I learned everything that United Way does and trying to end poverty is something that I can really get behind, so I wanted to give support.
James gives to United Way because he wants to bring down barriers for all in our region.
Wendy learned the importance of giving back at a young age. Now she helps kids finish high school.
Allison donates and leads the United Way campaign at her workplace because she knows what it’s like to need help.
As a leader in the social sector, United Way holds itself accountable to its community by publicly reporting clear and transparent information about our financials, administration, compensation costs, and impact.
All funds raised strengthen our local community, helping to fund more than 100 programs right here in the Alberta Capital Region. We pool resources and build partnerships to amplify your contributions to achieve real, powerful results.
United Way’s independent volunteer governance Board reviews and approves our plans and budgets to ensure good financial oversight and that our work provides excellent value to our community of supporters.
United Way’s administrative costs continue to be well below the Canada Revenue Agency’s acceptable level. The independent organization Charity Intelligence rates United Way of the Alberta Capital Region among the Top 100 fundraising organizations in Canada and gives us a five out of five rating based on reporting, financial transparency, need for funding, cents to the cause, and social impact. For a detailed breakdown, our annual reports and financial statements are readily available.