United Way invests in building community capacity, and supporting vital programs and services that help people live vibrant and resilient lives.

Through continuous research, a deep understanding of our Central Alberta community’s challenges and experience working with key partners, we believe the best opportunity to change lives and social conditions rest in the following three priority areas. 


Helping Kids Be All They Can Be


From Poverty to Possibility


Building Strong Communities

Community Impact Strategy




United Way has invested over


in human care services in Central Alberta.​

Partnering with over 25 agencies in communities across Central Alberta.

13,793 lives were changed through investments in 36 programs, 25 partner agencies and 1 coalition across Central Alberta.


Funding Opportunities

United Way has been engaging community support for critical programs throughout Central Alberta for more than 50 years. To learn more about our funding opportunities, select funding options below.

 To Apply for funding visit:

United Way Central Alberta Grant Site

Real People, Real Impact.

UWCA_Client AMB2018_012

The Power of Mentorship

Jenn and Chantel go back a long ways at Big Brothers Big Sisters Red Deer. "We were first matched almost seven years ago in the In-School Mentoring Program which means I went to Chantel's school for an hour a week during the school year," says Jenn. "We mostly baked and did crafts at that time, played games and did art projects."


Facing Unexpected Tragedy

On June 17, 2004, Carla Schneider was finishing up her workday, as a delivery driver for an automotive paint supplier. During her last delivery of the day, she was making a left-hand turn into her destination when her truck was broadsided by a speeding vehicle.