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United Way Northwest Territories (NWT) Community Investment Fund

Grants to Northwest Territories Nonprofits for
Health, Social Services, Youth, and Education

GrantWatch ID#: 177259
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

United Way Northwest Territories (NWT)


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Grants of up to $7,500 and multiyear grants of up to $15,000 per year to Northwest Territories nonprofit organizations for community benefit programs. Funding is intended for the focus areas of assistance to people living in poverty, access to healthcare and social services, and education, from early education to transitioning out of high school.

Focus area details include:

1. From poverty to possibility: Moving people out of poverty and meeting basic human needs

2. Healthy people, strong communities: Improving access to social and health-related support services and supporting resident and community engagement

3. All that kids can be: Improving access to early childhood learning and development programs, helping kids do well at school, and make the healthy transition into adulthood

Evaluation Criteria:

Criterion I: Effectiveness
- Does the agency's proposal address one of the three key areas? Which one? How?
- How will this proposal impact people affected in the three key areas? How will this impact be demonstrated? What will success look like?
- Does this proposal address identified barriers and gaps for individuals experiencing the effects of the three key areas?

Criterion II: Community Partnerships
- Does this proposal build on existing community programs and funding in a way that maximizes impact on the community?
- Does this proposal demonstrate a partnership among the other community based human service agencies?

Criterion III: Accessibility
- Has the applicant demonstrated how it will reach out to the community and promote its program?
- How many people will be impacted by this proposal?

Criterion IV: Management
- Does the agency have a board in good standing?
- Through this proposal, does, this agency demonstrate sufficient capacity to carry out the work proposed and account for the resources used?
- Is the organization financially stable? Is it in a deficit position?

Criterion V: Need for United Way Support
- Does the agency demonstrate a need for United Way funding?
- Could this project go ahead without United Way funding?

The maximum amount is $45,000, allocated in three annual distributions of up to $15,000.

Single-year funding is up to $7,500.

Applicants may request single-year funding, or multi-year funding for up to three years.

The applicants must be NWT organization that is a:

- Nonprofit, charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency
- Direct service provider

Organization Principles and Values:

Evaluation Criteria:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Or, email completed applications to:

Or, mail applications to:

PO Box 1145
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N8

For further information or clarification, please contact Jacq Brasseur at or 867-669-7986.

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Canada: Northwest Territories

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