An annual fund for programs, services and core operations for charitable organizations in the Central and South Okanagan. Any registered charity that demonstrates need and impact in one or more of the United Way focus areas may apply for the Community Fund.

The funded programs ultimately support positive change and impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in our communities, providing opportunities for a better life for everyone.


Any registered charity that demonstrates impact in one or more of the United Way Strategic Focus Area may apply to the Community Fund.

There are two applications available for Community Fund recipients. An organization may only apply to one of these per year.

Program/Project Funding: supporting expenses related to a specific program or project

Core Operational Funding: funding towards administrative salaries or wages, site expenses, insurance, or organization promotion expenses.

*Note* If you are applying for less than $5,000 please complete the Community Fund Application Short Form.

How to Apply for Funding

The 2020-2021 Community Fund application process have been allocated. Watch for next years applications process launching Spring of 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Naomi Woodland at call 250-860-2356 ext. 106 for more information.

Impact Strategy
Applicant Guide

Community Impact Teams

The United Way’s process of allocating funds to local non-profits is collaborative and entirely volunteer-driven. Volunteers review grant applications, make site visits to each local agency, and participate in meetings during which charity representatives present their application and explain what it will do with the funding. The volunteers then form recommendations to our volunteer Board of Directors with the goal of ensuring that United Way invests donor dollars to best meet the needs of our community.

Click below for more information on United Way SIBC’s funding process.

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