core giving impact

Your investment will be directed to where it will make the greatest impact in our city. United Way offers many engaging ways to expand your knowledge and learn more about the issues that affect Calgary.

Invest Through United Way's Gift Catalogue

Choose your level of impact and give a gift that has lasting impact in Calgary. For a complete list of available gifts, visit

Calculate your Impact

No matter the size of your investment with United Way, you will be impacting the lives of individuals and families in our city. In 2015, over 177,000 unique individuals accessed programs or initiatives in which United Way invests. 

Learn about the impact your gift could have on our Impact Calculator.

Can You Make the Month?

Make the Month is an interactive digital poverty simulation that enables Canadians to experience living at or below the poverty line and face decisions that will either make or break the month. This interactive experience shows Canadians the realities of surviving day-to-day, paycheque-to-paycheque and the impact that has on your overall well-being.

Impact Speaker Videos

The Social Equation


The Social Equation tells the story of critical social issues facing Calgarians. By strengthening each part of the equation, we will create infinite possibilites for our city.

View the online version of The Social Equation