GIVING SIMPLIFIED. IMPACT MULTIPLIED.

HOW WE DO IT

IDENTIFY ISSUES

We monitor the most important local issues that need action now.

CONNECT CHANGE MAKERS

Our Partner Agencies provide critical programs and services in our local communities.

RAISE FUNDS

We manage fundraising so our Partner Agencies can focus on service delivery.

COLLABORATE

We are a stronger voice as a network of citizens, community leaders and agencies working together.

REDUCE WASTE

Donations go where they’re needed most. No duplication. No popularity contests.

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Your donation to United Way Simcoe Muskoka helps us create a safety net to support the most vulnerable people in our communities.

 WITH YOUR HELP WE:

• ensure children and youth have the resources necessary to improve their chances of success in school and in life
 • fill service gaps to ensure every person across our region has the chance to participate and thrive in their community
 • support those living in poverty with programs that help meet basic needs and create opportunities to build a brighter future

See your impact

Every donation you make stays local and impacts the day-to-day lives of people in our communities.
They could be your neighbour, friend or colleague.
JEFF FOUND HOPE
8732

Simcoe County residents found/kept affordable housing

2186

Hours of adult literacy tutoring were delivered

8185

No-cost rides helped people get to the health care professionals they needed

HOW WE SELECT PARTNER AGENCIES

SELECTION PROCESS

1. monitor community issues

2. set outcomes for the year based on community priorities

3. invite local agencies to submit an application

4. train volunteers to review applications

5. prepare funding recommendation for approval by our Board of Directors, pending final fundraising achievement

KEYS TO SUCCESS

Agency program aligns with UWSM priorities

Agency program meets a proven community need

Agency tracks performance and evaluates outcomes to measure social change

Agency manages finances well and is a registered Canadian charity with audited financial statements

We’re the largest non-government funder of social services in our communities.
Your dollar goes further with United Way Simcoe Muskoka. Please join us.