NWT organizations receive funding boost from United Way

photo courtesy of United Way NWT

The United Way NWT awarded 22 non-profit organizations new funding as part of its annual Community Investment Fund.

According to a news release, “20 successful applicants will receive up to $7,500 for 2020 programming and one successful candidate will receive a multiyear grant.”

The Community Investment Fund is a yearly opportunity for non-profits all over the NWT to apply.

“We saw a record number of applicants this year.”  Paul Gillard, Community Investment Fund Chair said. “There was a 25 per cent increase over previous years.”

One successful candidate will receive a multiyear grant.

“They will receive $15,000 each year for three years,” the United Way NWT stated. “The Yellowknife Women’s Society Court Outreach and Support program will continue with their second year of Multi-year funding.”

The successful single year applicants were: (each receiving up to $7,500)

  • CDENTO Children’s First Society
  • Dene Nahjo Ecology North
  • Food First
  • Food Rescue
  • Fort Smith Cooperative Nursery School
  • Foster Family Coalition
  • Hay River Family Support Centre
  • Hay River Soup Kitchen
  • Inclusion NWT
  • Inuvik Food Bank
  • Inuvik Homeless Shelter
  • Inuvik Youth Centre
  • NWT Literacy Council Rainbow
  • Coalition of Yellowknife
  • Side Door Ministries
  • Yellowknife Farmer’s Market
  • Yellowknife Young Parents Program
  • YK Seniors Society

The successful multiyear application was: (receiving $15,000 each year, for three years.)

  • The Mackenzie Recreation Association

“The groups that submitted applications are all creating some kind of positive change and really challenged our committee to look deeply at the reach each group had,” Gillard said. “This was one of those years that if we could have funded them all, we would have.”

The Community Investment Fund is a yearly opportunity for non-profits all over the NWT to apply. The deadline for applications are in early December and recipients are selected in the New Year. United Way NWT encourages any non-profits in the NWT, who meet the guidelines and objectives to apply.

You can contact the United Way NWT  by email at office@nwt.unitedway.ca for more information.




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