About Us

Underneath everything we are, Underneath everything we do,
We are all people, Connected, Interdependent, United. So join us.
Please accept our invitation to create a better future for all. Live United.

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Founded in 1922, United Way of Central Illinois creates a better life for us by advancing 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.

Each year, United Way raises funds through ongoing our annual campaign, special events and grants. Just as funds are raised locally, United Way funds stay local; supporting services focused on basic needs, education, financial stability and health. UWCIL is the largest private funder of health and human services in Sangamon County and Menard Counties.

Our Mission

Improving lives by uniting our community to address the basic needs, education, financial stability and health of every person


100% of all contributions to United Way’s Community Fund go directly to program services in our region.

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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.

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United Way is an independent agency, with funding, financial and management decisions being made by leaders from our community.

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