Make an Impact: Support Education, Financial Stability, and Health Needs in Central Illinois
For 100 years, the Heart of Illinois United Way has proven it is built to support the people of central Illinois, no matter the challenge. By effectively stretching every dollar raised and collaborating across
sectors, the United Way makes real change for all of us.
1-In-3 people in central Illinois utilize an education, financial stability, or health program supported by the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund.
Through more than 75 Community Impact Fund programs, the Heart of Illinois United Way is committed to ensuring the people of central Illinois have access to a quality education essential to a livable wage, financial stability leading to increased independence, and access to healthcare promoting wellness at all ages.
Heart of Illinois United Way’s community-wide collaborations and initiatives, such as the Home for All Continuum of Care assisting people experiencing homelessness and the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 Information and Referral service connecting people in need to critical services, constantly adapt to meet changing needs.
Your investment in the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund is the best way to ensure the people of central Illinois have continued access to programs that provide a solid foundation of support through changing situations. Using data, your donation is continually leveraged to ensure the local network of health and human care services remain strong.
Donations to the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund stay in central Illinois to support programs in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Stark, Marshall, and Putnam counties.
No matter how much you choose to invest in the Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund, your donation becomes a part of a community-wide effort to achieve positive outcomes for children, families, adults, and seniors.
Participating in the Heart of Illinois United Way Campaign provides local employers an easy charitable giving option for employees leading to increased awareness of community needs, and ultimately, a healthier and economically stronger community.
Each year, thousands of individuals volunteer for the Heart of Illinois United Way. This vibrant and diverse group provides more than 30,000 hours of service representing one of the organization’s most powerful forms of philanthropy.
More than 85 local volunteers, with 500+ years in combined grant review expertise, review Heart of Illinois United Way Community Impact Fund programs for how well the programs deliver services, utilize budgets, engage staff, and impact clients’ lives.
United Way knows we are better together and stronger united. Since its founding in 1921, the Heart of Illinois United Way has focused on engaging volunteers and community leaders from across central Illinois to work towards equity in schools, jobs, and healthcare.