Types of Funding

United Way of Central Illinois is the largest funder of health and human service programs in Sangamon and Menard Counties. Learn more about our funded programs HERE.

community_fund_photoCommunity Fund

United Way’s Community Fund is supported by the United Way Annual Campaign and is the primary way United Way invests in local programs aligned with community priorities and strategies in the issue areas of basic needs, education, financial stability and health.

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venture_fundVenture Fund

United Way’s Venture Fund provides one-time funding for health and human service projects created to enhance the quality of life in Sangamon and Menard Counties. Eligible projects must be aligned with one or more of United Way’s issue areas of basic needs, education, financial stability, or health.

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efspEmergency Fund

United Way of Central Illinois’ Emergency Fund provides additional funding to local nonprofit agencies during times of crisis. The fund was established to provide a safety net to community agencies to protect daily operations and vital services.

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Emergency Food & Shelter Program

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.  United Way of Central Illinois serves as the convener of the local EFSP board.

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