Effective and Accountable


For many, United Way is synonymous with charitable service and worthy causes. In fact, United Way is the primary way many individuals meet their desire to help their fellow human beings. That is why our relationship with donors and the health and human service programs we fund is of utmost importance.

We employ the highest ethical standards of performance, business practice, and accounting to give our best to the community and to maintain the public’s trust.

Your community fund contribution

100% of your contribution to United Way goes to support health and human service programs in Sangamon and Menard Counties.  Fundraising and administrative expenses are underwritten by the United Way Endowment and the generous support of Ameren, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Bunn-O-Matic Corporation, The Horace Mann Companies, Illinois National Bank, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and one company wishing to remain anonymous.


United Way of Central Illinois has responsibilities to its donors, United Way funded organizations, and other stakeholders. These donors have placed faith in United Way of Central Illinois. To uphold this trust, United Way of Central Illinois employees and volunteers:

  • Make full and fair disclosure of all relevant information to donors, who have a right to know how their dollars are spent,
  • Spend donors’ money wisely, efficiently and objectively,
  • Are good stewards of grants, and other contributions that are utilized by United Way of Central Illinois to pay operating expenses, salaries and employee benefits, and refrain from allowing expenditures of United Way of Central Illinois funds that by their nature or amount do not directly advance United Way of Central Illinois’ mission.


At all levels of programmatic, fundraising and financial management, United Way of Central Illinois employees volunteer business and community leaders, who work to assure your gift to United Way is doing the greatest good in our community.  In other words, dollars which are raised come from members of our community, funding decisions are made by members of our community, and funds are distributed in needed areas for the benefit of our entire community.

United Way of Central Illinois is as a non-profit organization and a local affiliate of United Way of America.

Commitment to Excellence

Because United Way of Central Illinois exists to serve our community, we believe in open, honest, and transparent disclosure of agency finances.

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Funded Programs

Each year, United Way funds millions of dollars in programs addressing the most critical needs in our community.

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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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