Continuing your tradition of giving with a gift to United Way’s endowment fund is an extraordinary statement of your generosity and commitment to your local community. When you make plans to leave a legacy gift, you are acknowledging the issues that impact our community today while ensuring that those issues continue to be addressed tomorrow and into the future. A legacy gift to United Way continues giving beyond your lifetime and ensures that your generosity benefits our community for generations to come.
United Way’s programs support local residents, helping them when they need it the most.
United Way is:
Local: United Way raises funds locally and invests locally. United Way provides expertise about local issues and brings people together to help the most vulnerable and tackle the most pressing social challenges.
Accountable: United Way is accountable – to donors and partners in the community. Accountability and transparency are key values of United Way and our website reflects this, making its annual report, financial statements, allocations and grants available and accessible. United Way KFL&A is trusted in the community and is proud to be recognized by Charity Intelligence on their top 100 Rated Charities list.
Meeting immediate needs: The United Way focuses on the most vulnerable members of our community, funding programs in local agencies through grants. United Way works with local agencies to understand and address immediate needs as they arise.
Collaboratively addressing root causes: The United Way brings the community together to work collaboratively across sectors to address root causes of issues like youth homelessness, poverty, and food access. The United Way’s focus is on prevention, long-term impact and addressing the root cause of local issues.
United Way KFLA funds programs locally. The money raised here stays here.
79,967 clients were helped in KFLA through United Way funded programs last year:
- 16,069 children and youth accessed programs to reach their highest potential
- 24,023 people were helped by programs and initiatives supporting personal wellbeing and safety
- 39,875 people were helped by programs and initiatives in meeting their basic needs and moving them out of poverty
How your gift will be used
Income from the endowment fund directly supports emergency assistance programs to help people in poverty. This allows for investment in intervention and support of vulnerable people by providing support programs, while protecting the capital in the endowment fund.
Poverty is an issue that affects many members of our community and will continue to have an impact for the foreseeable future. Through your legacy gift to the Eternity Fund, United Way will continue to help the most vulnerable in your community now and well into the future.
Seniors Food Boxes: Helping low-income seniors access nutritious food boxes (learn more in the video below)
Dental Assistance: Emergency access to dental assistance for people on low-income
Backpacks and Supplies: Access to new school supplies for children who need a helping hand
Operation Warm Feet: Providing access to warm boots for children of low-income families