Community Fund 2016

Investing in Community

United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo (UWTNC) partners with registered charities that deliver vital social services in our region. Our funding focus is 60% prevention and addressing root causes, and 40% intervention and increasing the quality of life for those affected by social issues.

Our goal is to create an investment process that is simple, transparent, accessible, and efficient.
Investment decisions are based on three key criteria:

*Alignment of investment to the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo Community Impact Plan (to be added in Fall 2016 – not applicable for 2016 Applications for Funding)
*Organizational stability and success of the applicant
*Proposed outcomes and alignment with United Way Centraide Canada Focus Area Frameworks

Organizations and collaborators seeking funding must clearly demonstrate the need for the funding as well as the capacity to deliver results efficiently and with high standards of quality.


All applicants must be one of the following:

*Registered charity including national arts, service or amateur athletic association;
*Registered housing corporation resident exclusively providing low-cost housing for the aged;
*Registered municipal or public body performing a governmental function in Canada;
*Accredited University outside Canada, whose student body ordinarily includes Canadians;
*Registered charitable organization outside Canada funded by the Federal Government;
*Federal Government, Provincial, Territorial or municipal Government; and,
The United Nations and its agencies.

Registered Charity
A registered charity is defined as a charitable organization, public foundation or a private foundation that is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. A registered charity is issued a Registration Number by the CRA once it is approved. It is exempt from paying income tax, and can issue tax receipts for donations it receives. It must be established in resident in Canada, operate for charitable purposes and to devote its resources to charitable activities.

Reporting on Investments

The Funded Partner Progress Report enables United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo (UWTNC) to track, evaluate and report to our community on successes meeting funded organizational, service or program outcomes and an organization’s contributions towards the greater community’s goals. This information is also critical in reporting back to our donors, UWTNC Board of Directors, and contributes greatly to our annual fundraising success.

UWTNC staff will review reports and discuss any issues, challenges or opportunities with organizations, and support or address items as needed.

The Funded Partner Progress Report is due by January 15th of the year after you receive funding. This online report is available on


United Way National Focus Areas

Your application must align with one of United Way’s national Focus Areas:

From Poverty to Possibility
Helping to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our communities, building the capacity of individuals to become economically independent, and advocating for the removal of systemic and discriminatory obstacles to economic security
All That Kids Can Be
Helping children and youth reach their full potential by supporting education and cognitive development as well as social, emotional, and physical development.
Strong Communities
Building strong communities and promoting health and well-being for community members.


If you would like to have assistance with your Community Fund application, please contact Amy Berard at or 250.372.9933.