Funding Applications

Please note:

The United Way “New Agency Application” process has not yet opened for 2020 funding.  Please check back or contact United Way for more information.

Prior to submitting these forms, we would recommend you read the Funding Criteria, complete the  United Way Funding Criteria Checklist and contact United Way of Thunder Bay to discuss eligibility, the form, and process. Contact information is (807) 623-6420 or 



Funding Criteria

Only registered charitable organizations under the Canada Income Tax Act who serve people in this community are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the United Way of Thunder Bay.

The United Way of Thunder Bay funds programs that address needs within the following Focus Areas:

From Poverty To Possibility
Preventing & Moving People Out Of Poverty by Enhancing Life Skills & Meeting Basic Human Needs.

Healthy People, Strong Communities
Supporting Mental & Physical Health, Creating a Strong & Safe Community for All.

All That Kids Can Be
Providing Children & Youth With Support & Skills For A Bright Future.

What we do fund

  • Health and Human Care Services
  • Programs in Specific Areas of Need
  • Some One-time Projects

What we do not fund

  • Core Funding
    • We don’t contribute to overall core funding; United Way funding is directed to specific programs.
  • Deficits
    • No past organizational deficits are funded;
    • Programs that are financially frail and could disband are not funded (sustainability is an important consideration).
  • Capital Projects
    • United Way is a funder of programs not capital projects.