Your Donation at Work

Where does my money go?

Programs: Making a gift to United Way is the most effective way to help our whole community. United Way Cape Breton provides funding to programs delivered by registered charitable organizations that address social service issues in Cape Breton.  We currently provide funding for over 30 programs in Cape Breton. The process of allocating dollars to community programs is a challenging task – every year, funding requests exceed the amount of money available for distribution. This challenge falls to the Community Investment Committee.  The volunteer-driven allocation process ensures that every dollar is distributed to where it will do the most good.

Donor Choice: United Way Cape Breton understands that some donors choose to direct a portion of their gift to a specific agency. Although we process these donor-directed contributions as a service to our donors, we are unable to guarantee how designated funds to a specific agency will be used or ensure measurable results by the recipient agency.

How does a donor designate his/her gift to a specific charitable organization? On each pledge sheet there is a specific area, on the back of the pledge form, to donate to your charity of choice.

What information does he/she need? The charity must be registered with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and you must provide a registration number

What are the administrative costs of doing this? There is a 15% administration fee which allows United Way Cape Breton to cover the costs to run each campaign. 


United Way Cape Breton is aligned with United Way Centraide Canada with three Focus Areas:

1) Poverty to Possibility

2) Strong Communities

3) All That Kids Can Be

Please click the Funded Programs tab to see a full list of the current organization's programs we are funding. 

Vital Signs® reports provide a snapshot of quality of life trends in communities throughout Nova Scotia, highlighting progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed.  Please follow this link to see the full report for CBRM