2016 / 2017 Overview


You helped raise $37.6 million for kids, families and seniors in the Lower Mainland. Thank you! 

Prevention works

For every $1 invested today in poverty prevention and alleviation, $6 is saved in future costs to our health care, social services and criminal justice systems. Your dollars go further with United Way.

Your dollars at work

Your contribution helps us to build a strong social support network. This network of services in turn strengthens our entire community and changes people’s lives for the better.

  • Building strong communities = $13,625,000
  • All that kids can be = $10,090,000
  • United Way Community Services = $2,861,000  1
  • Success By 6 Provincial Partnership and other funds = $886,000  2
  • From poverty to possibility = $618,000
  • Donor designations = $4,577,000  3
  • Fundraising and administrative expenditures = $4,757,000
  • Fundraising expenditures funded by the UWLM Endowment Fund = $1,204,000  4
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Total Expenditures: $38.6 million

  • 1Community Services includes social planning, community development, research, advocacy and engagement.
  • 2As managing partners in the Success by 6 Provincial Partnership, we coordinate early childhood development initiatives across the province.
  • 3Some of our donors ask to split their gift and support United Way as well as other charities in the community.
  • 4Income from the UWLM Endowment Fund helps offset fundraising and administrative expenses.
  • Where the money was invested

    By giving to United Way of the Lower Mainland, you are investing in your own community, where you live, work, learn and play.

    * Monies spent in the province outside of the Lower Mainland, Sea-to-Sky corridor and Sunshine Coast, come from provincial government grants for the Better at Home program, and contain no donor dollars.

    How the money came in

    We use our collective strength to multiply our impact and maximize our donors' dollars.

    See faces behind the numbers

    What does raising $37.6 million look like? Fun!

    See 2016-17 highlights