United Way brings together social agencies, schools, organizations, and governments to make a meaningful difference in the community through local programs and services that empower people to improve their lives. By working together, we create lasting change and build a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone.
When you support United Way, you are an important part of a movement with others who share your social purpose and want the best for our community. Your contribution to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within the Edmonton region.
Let’s work together to align your corporate social purpose and values with the community needs you care about. Partnering with United Way gives your employees immersive personal and professional development opportunities, team-building exercises, engagement activities, and positive recognition and celebration for the difference they are making in community.
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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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Be a force for local good and join us in strengthening our community, ensuring that no one is left behind.
You truly care about our community and the issues that affect it. By joining forces with others who share your values, we work together to build a community where everyone has the chance to thrive.
Supporting United Way means driving systemic change. Together, we make the most of your resources by fostering collaboration and amplifying our impact.
Your contributions go farther and wider where you’ll see the direct impact right here in our community.
United Way is proud to be recognized by independent organization Charity Intelligence Canada, which rates us as one of the top 100 fundraising organizations in Canada. With a 5 out of 5 rating, we are commended for our reporting, financial transparency, impact on the community, efficient use of funds, and dedication to addressing critical needs.
By supporting 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.
Setup regular monthly donations.
A single gift can help someone in need.
Mobilize your network to help create lasting change.
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 our community.
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.
Donors who give $1,200+
Donors who give $10,000 or more
Donors who have given for 25 years or more
Supporting 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.
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 strengthening our community.
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.
As a trusted leader in the social sector, United Way is committed to being accountable to our community. We maintain transparency by publicly reporting clear information about our financials, administration, compensation costs, and the impact we make.
Our independent volunteer governance Board plays a crucial role in ensuring responsible financial oversight. They review and approve our budgets, guaranteeing that our work delivers excellent value for our community.
For a detailed breakdown, our annual reports and financial statements are readily available.
Administration costs play a critical role in supporting our mission. They fund salaries, provide essential backbone support like fundraising, research and reporting, communication, and technology, and enable us to create and collaborate on valuable programs across the social service sector, benefiting both smaller non-profits and the broader community.
Our administrative costs may fluctuate annually due to various factors, including the total funds raised, the growing demand for social services, and economic and strategic considerations. Rest assured, we uphold strong fiscal responsibility as a leader in our sector.
Your donation to United Way stays 100% local, providing life-changing support to individuals and families within your community.