Who your donation helps

Community partners funded through the United Way:

All that kids can be
BrainTrust Canada AssociationSupports for youth with brain injury
Elevation OutdoorsOutdoor sports program and life skills coaching
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs -- SouthYouth, recreation & skill development programs
Reach Out Youth Counselling SocietyClinical counselling to youth & family members
Starbright Children’s Development CentreFamily and caregiver support program
From poverty to possibility
Hands in ServiceHome supports for people with illness/disability
Hope for the NationsNutritious food for elementary school children
HOPE Outreach. Night outreach program for vulnerable women
John Howard SocietyCommunity justice supports & employment
Inn from the ColdProgram support to maintain housing
Karis Support SocietyCommunity kitchen & health essentials for babies
Project Literacy KelownaAdult literacy programs
South Okanagan Women in Need SocietyWomen’s emergency shelter and counselling
Summerland Food Bank & Resource CentreFood bank and community referral service
Healthy people, Strong communities
BC Schizoprenia SocietySupport for individuals & families with mental illness
The Bridge Youth and Family ServicesPostpartum support for new mothers
Canadian Mental Health Association KelownaMental health and community navigation services
CRIS AdaptiveOutdoor recreation for people with diverse
Elizabeth Fry SocietyCounselling for women and children
Kelowna Community ResourcesVolunteer resources and training for not-for-profit organizations
Kelowna Women’s ShelterYouth violence prevention program
NOW Canada SocietyTrauma counselling for womenTrauma counselling for women
Ozanam Recovery HouseTrauma counselling for men
Peachland Wellness Centre SocietyVolunteerism & community well-being
Penticton & Area Access SocietyVolunteer Income Tax Filing Program
Penticton Recovery Resource SocietySupported living for men in recovery
South Okanagan Seniors Wellness SocietySocial cooking program for seniors
South Okanagan Similkameen Brain InjuryRecreation & wellness programs
Westside Health Network SocietyInformation & support services for seniors
Community Partnership InitiativesMulti-year partnerships
A Way Home – KelownaYouth Homelessness Prevention Strategy
BDO Capacity Building WorkshopsProfessional development for the non-profit sector
Child Safety InitiativeProviding safe car seats for families with limited incomes
Central Okanagan Family HubSupporting parents of young children with programs and referrals
CODEanaganTech mentorship and boot camps for vulnerable youth
Day of Caring®Mobilizing workplace volunteers to renew the properties of charities
Emergency TransportationHelping people access social service programs with free bus tickets
Journey HomeA five-year plan to address homelessness in Kelowna
Social Enterprise Accelerator FundGrant supporting social enterprise to generate sustainable revenue
Youth Engagement Strategy (YES)Creating positive change for youth in Penticton
Youth Initiative GrantsYouth-led projects that create positive change in our community
Aberdeen Hall – Women’s Shelter Clothing Drive
Enactus (Okanagan Collage) – Call Home
Enactus (Okanagan Collage) – Silver Surfers
Interact Club – Take Two
Peachland Wellness Centre – Intergenerational Computer Literacy
The Bridge Youth & Family Services – More LGBTQ+ Friends
Provincially funded initiativesMulti-year partnerships
Better at HomeHelping seniors remain independent and connected to community
Success by 6Community planning and coordinating services for children ages 0-6
bc211.caHelping people easily find the services and supports they need online

The United Way Southern Interior BC investments in the Central Okanagan include:

  • $948,023 invested locally
  • 33 local charities funded
  • 41,400 lives changed

View the 2019-2020 Central Okanagan Community Investment report