About United Way’s Community Impact Investment Fund

Here at Northumberland United Way, we evolve along with our dynamic community.

Northumberland United Way uses defined investment strategies to guide how we invest in our community.  This new investment framework is based on feedback from residents across Northumberland County who shared their aspirations, hopes, and the challenges they face during our Community Conversations. Our community has told us what they need. Local experts have shared their knowledge. Volunteers have guided this process.

We have a deeper understanding of not only what matters, but where there is a readiness to see change, and where we have the chance to measure and demonstrate the impact of our collective efforts.

To learn more about our investment strategies, view: Investing for Impact

Applying for Funding

The application process for the Community Impact Investment Fund will open August 14, 2017, with calls to submit an Expression of Interest. This document will be available on our website. Funding is for July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.

Paired with our strategic focus areas, this process is open to eligible non-profit and charitable organizations who fit the eligibility criteria for funding in the Guidelines document and have a funding request of $10,000 or greater. The process will involve two steps:

  • The first step is for interested applicant organizations to complete an Expression of Interest and submit it to NUW by noon on Thursday, September 28th, 2017.
  • Applicants who are successful and pass the first step (Expression of Interest) of the process will be invited to submit a full application, the second step of the process.

Please consult the timeline below for more information and deadlines for our Community Impact Investment Funding for 2018/2019.

Due Date
August 14, 2017
September 28, 2017
October 11 – November 13, 2017
November 20 – 24, 2017

January 18, 2018
January – March 2018
April 2018
July 1, 2018

Action Item
Expression of Interest: Opens
Expression of Interest: Due at noon
Expression of Interest: Evaluation process
Notified of status, successful Expression of Interests invited to submit full application
Applications: Due at noon
Community Review Process to evaluate applications
Applicant organizations notified of funding decisions
Distribution of funds to begin

Investment Strategies, Outcomes & Performance Indicators

All funding is disbursed to programs and services that clearly align with United Way’s three focus areas and investment strategies:

Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions

For more information regarding Community Impact Investment Funding, please call United Way at 905-372-6955 x 111 or email Heather Norris.

2016/2017 Community Investments

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
GreenWood Coalition
Habitat for Humanity Northumberland

Northumberland Community Counselling Centre
Rebound Child & Youth Services
The Help Centre
WrapAround Northumberland