Vision and Mission

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

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


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


United Way of Central Illinois Diversity Statement

United Way of Central Illinois fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.

We focus on promoting an inclusive environment, not just in employment, but in every aspect of our business, where everyone respects and values the contributions of all people. The different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives of our community strengthen the quality of our work and the success of our organizations.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.



100% of your 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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About Us

Each year, United Way raises funds through our ongoing 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 and Menard Counties.

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