Mission and Vision

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.”
William Jennings Bryan

 

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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

 

Effectiveness

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

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Funded Programs

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

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Leadership

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

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