You can donate online right now by clicking here! Or some the ways to help include:


Become an ongoing supporter of United Way by establishing a regular monthly contribution. You can donate via credit card or with post-dated cheques.

Or if you prefer the personal touch, you can call our CEO Dale Biddell directly at 705-726-2301, extension 2033.


Increasing your support to $1,200 or more will make an even bigger impact on the lives of many people across our city, and make you one of our Leadership Donors.

Leadership Donors are recognized each year in our Leadership Honour Roll.

Tax benefits, of course, make it easier to be generous.
Click here to view a tax chart


When you give to United Way Simcoe Muskoka, your money goes into what we call the Community Fund.

This is a pool of donations that draws on the combined strength of donors, like you, to help the services that improve people’s lives.


  • The Forever Fund (United Way SM’s endowment fund)
  • Giving a gift of securities
  • Wills and Bequests

Download a copy of our Planned Giving Guide
(PDF 904KB) or Contact Us to have the brochure mailed to you directly.


What exactly can your donation do?

  • $1040 ($40/pay*) provides four mental-health presentations to youth
  • $1560 ($60/pay*) provides interpreting services for deaf parents during a 10-week parenting course
  • $2500 ($96/pay*) provides 18 trips to a GTA hospital for medical procedures.
  • $2500 ($96/pay*) provides free counselling for 20 couples or families at a local walk-in clinic
  • $5000 ($192/pay*) provides 50 hrs of intensive vision-rehabilitation services for those with sudden total loss of vision


The Forever Fund provides the ideal vehicle for you to give back to your community and ensures your generosity will continue long after your lifetime. A planned gift to United Way’s Forever Fund is a thoughtful commitment to the future. Our planned giving options make it easy for you to achieve your philanthropic goals with a gift to the future well-being of Simcoe Muskoka.

Participation in The Forever Fund is easy and flexible with giving options that include:

  • Establishing your own named family fund
  • Bequest under your will
  • Charitable life insurance
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts

Download your copy of our Planned Giving Guide


Donations of securities allow you to help support your community and receive a significant tax credit. The benefits of donating a gift of securities to United Way are twofold:

  1. You will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation in the amount of the closing trading price on the day United Way receives the security.
  2. Your donation is exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security.

Download your copy of Securities Tax Benefit Document


Do you want to include United Way Simcoe Muskoka in your will?

Unless otherwise directed by a donor, United Way Simcoe Muskoka places the largest portion of gifts received by bequest in its endowment fund — The Forever Fund. While gifts to United Way Simcoe Muskoka’s annual campaign will benefit our community today, your gift to The Forever Fund will ensure that United Way can introduce new programs and continue funding current ones to serve future generations of Simcoe Muskoka residents.

Gifts to The Forever Fund are invested and only the disbursement income is used to support essential social services throughout our community. A gift to The Forever Fund continues giving beyond your lifetime and ensures that your generosity benefits our community for generations to come.

Download your copy of our Planned Giving Guide


Our donors are the most important part of everything we do.
In the interest of trust and full transparency, our donors are guaranteed:
  1. The right to know the identity of our officers and members of the Board of Directors and to expect that they act with the greatest transparency, integrity and discernment in implementing the organization’s mission and purpose for the best interests of the community
  2. The right to have access to our annual financial statements and to easily obtain a copy
  3. The right to know how donations, directly or indirectly contributed to us are distributed, and to be assured that donated funds are used as intended by the donor
  4. The right to be treated with consideration and respect by us and to receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition
  5. The right to confidentiality regarding personal information about donors and facts about their donations
  6. The right to expect that all relationships between our representatives and the donor, will be professional in nature
  7. The right to be informed of the exact nature of the relationship which exists between fundraisers and the organization
  8. The right to expect that we will not share or sell a mailing list which includes the donor’s name, without providing the donor with a meaningful opportunity to decline
  9. The right to ask questions of the organization and to expect prompt, truthful and complete answers in an easy-to-understand manner.

How To Give to United Way

For more information about including United Way in your will, bequests, how to donate, or any other ways to help.
Click here to contact our Relationship Team Manager.