Community Investment Fund Recipients 2020

The United Way NWT awarded 22 non-profit organizations new funding as part of its annual Community Investment Fund.

20 successful applicants will receive up to $7,500 for 2020 programming and one successful candidate will receive a multiyear grant. They will receive $15,000 each year
for three years. The Yellowknife Women’s Society Court Outreach and Support program will continue with their second year of Multi-year funding.

The successful multi-year applicant, receiving $15,000 each year for the next 3 years ($45,000 total), was:

The Mackenzie Recreation Association. The MRA focuses on enhancing the quality of life for the Mackenzie residents with physical literacy and active for life opportunities. They foster and support the development of recreation, volunteers and leadership.

Areas that the Mackenzie Recreation Association serves include: North Slave (excluding Yellowknife), South Slave and Dehcho region. The communities include: Behchoko, Dettah, Enterprise, Fort Liard, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Gameti, Hay River, Jean Marie River, Kakisa, K’atl’odeeche, Lutsel K’e, Nahanni Butte, Sambaa K’e, Wekweeti, Whati and Wrigley.

The successful single year applicants, each receiving up to $7,500 this year, were:

  • Children’s First Society
  • Dene Nahjo
  • Ecology North
  • Food First
  • Food Rescue
  • Fort Smith Cooperative Nursery School
  • Foster Family Coalition
  • Hay River Family Support Centre
  • Hay River Soup Kitchen
  • Inclusion NWT
  • Inuvik Food Bank
  • Inuvik Homeless Shelter
  • Inuvik Youth Centre
  • NWT Literacy Council
  • Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife
  • Side Door Ministries
  • Yellowknife Farmer’s Market
  • Yellowknife Young Parents Program
  • YK Seniors Society

Congratulations to all of our recipients!

The Community Investment Fund is a yearly opportunity for non-profits all over the NWT to apply. Deadline for applications are in early December and recipients are selected in the New Year. United Way NWT encourages any non-profits in the NWT, who meet the guidelines and objectives to apply. To be included on The United Way NWT’s mailing list please email

The United Way raises money through workplace campaigns and special events, as well as through private donations. All funds contributed to United Way NWT stays in the NWT.