The United Way of Greater Toronto is one of the largest United Way locations in the world and the dominant funder in the city. The United Way of York Region covers the northern part of Toronto—an area which was historically separate but is now fully connected to Toronto due to population growth in the metro area. Not only do the two agencies fund some of the same community organizations, the people they serve as well as their donors and volunteers live and work on both sides of the boundary that separates Toronto and York Region. A grant from The Lodestar Foundation to explore a merger of these two United Way offices was a natural next step. The two organizations merged and later added the United Way of Peel Region, as well, to form United Way Greater Toronto.
Grant Amount: $12,300
Year Granted: 2015
Grantee: United Way Toronto & York Region
Grantee Website: United Way Greater Toronto