“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.”
William Jennings Bryan
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.
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.
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
100% of all contributions to United Way’s Community Fund go directly to programs providing services in our region.
Each year, United Way funds invests millions of dollars to fund programs addressing the most critical needs in our community.
United Way is an independent agency, with funding, financial and management decisions being made by leaders from our community.