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United Way of Central Illinois, Inc.

Who We Are

Established in 1922, United Way of Central Illinois is the largest private funder of health and human services in Sangamon County. With the support of lead volunteers, United Way brings together people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.  

 

Our Vision

Building Sangamon and Menard Counties into a vibrant region where individuals and families thrive, where
people work together to protect its most vulnerable citizens, ensure a safe and healthy community, address its most challenging issues and enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

 

Our Mission

To improve lives in Sangamon and Menard Counties by bringing together nonprofit, business and community leaders and individuals to identify, assess and address the community’s health and human service needs.

 

Core Strategies

United Way strengthens the community by:

  • mobilizing human and financial capital to improve community conditions,
  • organizing collaborative solutions and making long-term investments in the areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability,
  • protecting services vital to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable members of the community,
  • promoting volunteerism, philanthropy and advocacy,
  • maintaining the highest standards of ethics, accountability and transparency.

 

What We Do

United Way advances the common good.

Our focus is on protecting services vital to the immediate BASIC NEEDS of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in EDUCATION, FINANCIAL STABILITY AND HEALTH, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life.

We bring together people and organizations from all across the community who bring the PASSION, EXPERTISE AND RESOURCES needed to get things done.

We invite you to be a part of the change. YOU CAN GIVE, YOU CAN ADVOCATE AND YOU CAN VOLUNTEER. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.