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Education, financial stability and health are vital for building safe and stable lives. The Heart of Illinois United Way is committed to ensuring these fundamentals are available for all individuals in our community.

  • A quality education helps children and adults succeed
  • Financial stability increases independence
  • Access to healthcare promotes wellness at all ages
 

Collectively, Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs and initiatives help 1-in-3 people in central Illinois each year.

The Heart of Illinois United Way is the largest non-governmental investor in local health and human care programs in central Illinois, our United Way serves Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam counties.

Make an Impact

The Heart of Illinois United Way invests in programs and initiatives addressing the most critical education, financial stability and health needs of central Illinois. Through evaluation and collaboration, we ensure charitable investments in our grant process make the most significant, positive impact on the community we all call home.

Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Whether it’s a child learning to read, a senior living independently, or a family making healthy choices, your decision to give positively changes lives.

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Trust the Data

Trust the Data

Heart of Illinois United Way volunteers evaluate local, critical human needs to ensure your charitable investment earns the greatest return.

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Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

Whether it’s a child learning to read, a senior living independently, or a family making healthy choices, your decision to give positively changes lives.

plus
Trust the Data

Trust the Data

Heart of Illinois United Way Volunteers evaluate local, critical human needs to ensure your charitable investment earns the greatest return.

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Invest in your community

Invest in Your Community

Make a charitable gift to the Heart of Illinois United Way’s Community Impact Fund to improve the education, financial stability and health of people in central Illinois.

Follow Your Heart

Whether it’s a child learning to read, a senior living independently, or a family making healthy choices, your decision to give positively changes lives.

Trust
the Data

Heart of Illinois United Way Volunteers evaluate local, critical human needs to ensure your charitable investment earns the greatest return.

Invest in Your Community

Make a charitable gift to the Heart of Illinois United Way’s Community Impact Fund to improve the education, financial stability and health of people in central Illinois.

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Funds stay in central Illinois

FUNDS STAY IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

OUTCOMES SET AND MEASURED

Community Members Make Decisions

COMMUNITY MEMBERS MAKE DECISIONS

Ongoing Evaluation

ONGOING EVALUATION

Reliable and Sustainable

RELIABLE AND SUSTAINABLE

The Heart of Illinois United Way funds more than 80 Programs focusing on these key issues:

The Heart of Illinois United Way‘s Community Impact Fund is the shortest distance between your charitable contribution and a stronger, safer and healthier community. When you choose to give to the United Way, your gift impacts lives throughout central Illinois.

Education

Education
Programs

Quality education helps youth and adults achieve their full potential; key programs include pre-k literacy, tutoring, mentoring, special education, college and career counseling, and adult literacy.

Financial Stability

Financial Stability
Programs

Financial stability promotes independence; key programs include basic human needs such as food, shelter and clothing, legal support, employment assistance and life-skills education.

Our Work in Health

Health
Programs

Prevention, intervention and education lead to health and wellness; key programs include community clinics, physical fitness, nutrition counseling, dental and vision care, and therapy.

Heart of Illinios United Way Community Assessment

The primary focus of the 2023 Heart of Illinois United Way Community Assessment is to improve the organization’s effectiveness in identifying, assessing and supporting key areas of social concern related to the education, financial stability and health of all people in central Illinois.
Click here to read the Community Assessment…

Heart of Illinois United Way’s Grant Evaluation Process

The Heart of Illinois United Way is dedicated to ensuring the people in our communities have access to the education, financial stability and health programs they need. Funding is awarded based on need, the availability of funds and evaluation/measurement of the community outcomes achieved by the program(s). Funding recommendations were presented to the HOIUW Board of Directors for approval.

Volunteers from diverse segments of central Illinois evaluate agency programs and outcomes through our competitive grant process. Click here to see who serves on our allocation panels.

Heart of Illinois United Way Electronic Grant and Reporting System

Nonprofit agencies have to be approved as a partner agency by Heart of Illinois United Way’s Board of Directors before they are allowed to compete for grants and access our electronic system. Please see the application process below. If you are a current partner agency and need to obtain a Web User ID or need additional information about grants.hoiunitedway.org, please contact Nicole Wilson, VP of Community Investment, at 309-674-5181, ext. 1230 or . For our partner agencies, the following reference materials are provided for system technical assistance:

Agencies Seeking Heart of Illinois United Way Membership / Partnership

For central Illinois 501(C)3 nonprofits seeking partnership into the Heart of Illinois United Way family of agencies, please download the New Partner Agency Application below.

Nonprofit agencies have to be an approved Heart of Illinois United Way agency before they are allowed to compete for grants. By reviewing the guidelines (above), you can learn how your nonprofit will be reviewed.

Please note: Applications for new partner agency status can be submitted between January through May of each year. If the application is accepted, partner agency status would be effective as of July 1st.

For additional information please send an email to Nicole Wilson, Vice President of Community Investment, at .

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