United Way Halifax Community Fund

Investing in our community’s areas of greatest need to ensure bright futures for everyone in HRM.

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Our Community Fund powers a large network of local community programs and impacts lives locally.

We committed to investing $1.32 million a year, for three years, in 35 critical programs that support people in HRM who are experiencing poverty and marginalization. Thanks to United Way Halifax Community Fund donors, these programs are providing safe shelter, nutritious meals, crucial connection, dignity, and opportunity to those who need it most.    

Funding decisions are made based on what the community needs, with the help and guidance of community volunteers who reviewed more than 50 funding applications. And by offering multi-year funding commitments, we’re providing much-needed stability and reliability for the sector. This means our community partners can put their energy where it matters most: on delivering programs and meeting people’s needs.   

Our multi-year funded programs represent a portion of United Way Halifax’s overall fundraising success and community investments. We also invest more than $1 million in creating solutions and advocating for change, and provide funding to community through other funds as well.

Multi-year Funded Organizations (2022/23):

  • Adsum House
  • Alice House
  • Bayers-Westwood Family Resource Centre
  • Bryony House Shelter
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Halifax/Dartmouth *
  • Chebucto Connections
  • Chebucto Family Center
  • East Preston Day Care Centre
  • Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia
  • Fairview United Family Resource Centre
  • Freedom Foundation of Nova Scotia
  • Halifax Refugee Clinic
  • LOVE Nova Scotia
  • Marguerite Centre
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
  • Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
  • Nova Scotia Sea School
  • Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians
  • Saint George’s YouthNet
  • Spencer House Seniors’ Centre
  • St. Paul’s Family Resource Institute
  • Stepping Stone Association
  • The Club Inclusion
  • The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia
  • The North Grove
  • The Old School Gathering Place
  • The Public Good Society of Dartmouth
  • The Youth Project
  • Veith House
  • VETS Canada
  • Welcome Housing & Support Services
  • Youth Voices of NS Society
  • YWCA Halifax *
* Two programs are funded at both CMHA and YWCA for a total of 35 programs funded through the United Way Halifax Community Fund.

Funded programs in action: