Responsible Allocations Process
The United Way of Thunder Bay operates on a basis of sound financial practices. We adhere to a standard for accounting known as TAFR (Transparency & Accountability in Financial Reporting) set by the United Way of Canada.
As part of this practice, we allocate funding to charitable organizations based on the advice of an independent Allocations Committee. Comprised of community volunteers, the Allocations Committee is responsible for the analysis of funding applications, awarding of funding and program follow up. The committee is divided into seven panels of volunteers who meet with applicants' staff, board members and clients before making final decisions as to funding. This team of 30 community volunteers spends over 1,000 hours reviewing local agencies’ annual funding applications to determine the best use of donor dollars to support these vital programs and make change start here.