Who Decides Who We Support

Have you ever wondered who decides which organizations receive funding from the United Way?

You Do!

Each year, organizations in South Western Alberta apply for grants from our Community Fund to operate essential programs for people and families. Somehow, we have to decide how the funds should be shared. This is what United Way’s Allocations Committee is responsible for.

Volunteers selected to be part of this committee carefully review each funding application we receive, help determine where the most pressing community needs are, and make recommendations to United Way’s Board of Directors as to how Community Fund dollars should be invested.

We take this role very seriously, and so do our committee members. We do our best to recruit volunteers from a broad cross-section of the community to ensure a diverse group with a variety of perspectives, interests, and knowledge bases.

The committee is refreshed every year in March. If you're interested, please complete a Volunteer Application or contact us for more information.

Please be advised that the size of the Allocation Committee is limited, but we appreciate your application. Whether or not you are selected this year, we encourage you to to re-apply in future years!