Grow your gift, grow your impact

Improve more local lives with these exclusive match opportunities

When you donate to United Way of Calgary and Area, you are helping create social change and a future where no one is left behind.

Thanks to the generous contributions of several local Calgary families, we are pleased to offer four unique matching programs for our donors. Your dollars and time go towards creating a tomorrow where every Calgarian living in poverty has a path out of it, where all our children are born into opportunity, and where every one of our citizens is part of a connected, thriving community. We can make today better, but we never forget that what we’re working for is a better tomorrow, for everyone.

“This year I gifted shares (securities) instead of cash. It’s SO much more tax effective now that my energy shares are back in a gain position. I was able to give significantly more to United Way with no increase at all to my after tax cost of giving. It was easy to do and feels great.”

Jonathan Wright

Gift of Securities Match

NEW for 2022!

By giving a gift of securities for the first time, $1,000 of your donation will be automatically matched thanks to the exceptional generosity of Rick & Deb Gallant, Art & Deborah Korpach, and an Anonymous donor.

This matching opportunity is available up to a maximum of $75,000. Only contributions to United Way of Calgary and Area programs and initiatives will be matched.

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Major Donor Growth Match

Grow your gift by any amount and the growth portion will be matched!

Thanks to the exceptional contributions from Leslie & David Bissett, Lorne & Patricia Gordon, Michael & Donna Kanovsky, and Bob & Michele Michaleski, we are pleased to offer a matching opportunity for all existing Major Donors who grow their gifts. All existing Major Donors who grow their gifts this year will also see the growth portion of their gifts matched!

This matching opportunity is available up to a maximum of $1.5 million. Only contributions to United Way of Calgary and Area programs and initiatives will be matched.

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New Major Donor Match

Donate $10,000 or more for the first time and your entire contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar!

Thanks to the exceptional contributions from Leslie & David Bissett, Lorne & Patricia Gordon, Michael & Donna Kanovsky, and Bob & Michele Michaleski, we are pleased to offer a matching opportunity for all new Major Donors. Thanks to this generous group of philanthropists, all United Way of Calgary and Area donors who donate $10,000 or more for the first time, will have their contributions matched in full, doubling their impact in supporting Calgarians in need.

This matching opportunity is available up to a maximum of $1.5 million. Only contributions to United Way of Calgary and Area programs and initiatives will be matched.

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New Leadership Donor Match

Thanks to the exceptional contributions from Leslie & David Bissett, Lorne & Patricia Gordon, Michael & Donna Kanovsky, and Bob & Michele Michaleski, new Leadership Donors ($1,200+) will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

You will be improving even more local lives and ensuring kids, families, and individuals have access to support when they need it most! Together, we can make tomorrow better for everyone.

This matching opportunity is available up to a maximum of $350,000. Only contributions to United Way of Calgary and Area programs and initiatives will be matched.

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Curious about how far your contribution goes in the community?

$100

Educational materials for a group of 40 immigrant women to learn English

$1,000

Eight sessions of trauma counselling for frontline staff

$10,000

50 hours of childcare for mothers seeking support in a domestic violence shelter

Visit our interactive impact calculator to find out how your donation helps people across Calgary and area thrive.

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Contact information

If you have any questions about these matching opportunities or how to take advantage of them, please contact us at [email protected].

A better tomorrow starts with you.

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