Leveraging Philanthropy and Collaboration

The Lodestar Foundation seeks to expand the overall capacity of the social sector by promoting philanthropy, volunteering, public service, nonprofit collaboration and other business practices.

Merger of Canadian United Way Offices

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 is the northern part of Toronto; an area which, while historically separate, is now fully connected to Toronto given the 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.

Grant Information

Grant Amount
Year Granted
United Way Toronto & York Region