The Heart of Illinois United Way's annual campaign helps people throughout Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam counties. Find materials, view award-winning campaigns, donate to HOI United Way.

Donate to Heart of Illinois United Way

The Heart of Illinois United Way ensures your donation makes a positive, long-term impact on the critical health and human care needs of central Illinois.

A donation to our Community Impact Fund is one of the easiest, most powerful ways to make a charitable investment in your community. It’s not just your single donation going to a single organization; your donation is combined with donations from thousands of donors to help improve lives. More than 100 local volunteers evaluate the Community Impact Fund’s education, financial stability and health programs to ensure your donation meets identified needs.

Host a Workplace Campaign or Make a Corporate Gift

If you’re a business or community leader who would like to contribute a corporate gift or offer a workplace campaign to your employees, please contact Stephen Peterson, Vice President of Resource Development, at

One-Time Donation or Online Recurring Gift

If you would like to make a one-time gift to COVID-19 support through the Heart of Illinois United Way (and are not a Caterpillar employee or retiree – see below) or if you are If you are retired and/or not part of a workplace campaign and would like to give to our annual campaign, you can make a gift online via PayPal or by mail.

Donate by PayPal

Make a one-time gift to COVID-19 support through the HOI United Way or donate to our annual campaign - online through PayPal.

Donate by Mail

To mail a check for your donation please send to:

Heart of Illinois United Way
509 W. High Street
Peoria, IL 61606

Note:  You also have the option of directing your donation to a specific United Way partner agency, or you can exclude an agency so they will not receive your funds. Please make us a note about your preference.

For Caterpillar Employees and Retirees

Special COVID-19 Community 2:1 Match through May 1, 2020

As a way to support our communities during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Caterpillar Foundation will provide a 2:1 match for employee and retiree gifts made March 16 through May 1, 2020. Gifts to most 501(c)(3) nonprofits and public preK-12 schools, as well as United Ways and Community Foundation Relief Funds, are eligible for the 2:1 match. The minimum gift to qualify for the match is $20, and each participant has an overall cap of $25,000 which is exempt from the standard $2,000 annual cap. The Caterpillar Foundation will match up to $1 million total for gifts made during this time-frame. Once $1 million in match requests has been submitted, the 2:1 match will close and revert back to the standard 1:1 match with $2,000 annual cap per participant.

Any matching gifts Caterpillar employees and retirees make to the Heart of Illinois United Way to support local COVID-19 needs will be invested back into our community through our partner agencies using our data-driven process.

Click here to learn more about COVID-19 relief if you are a Caterpillar employee or retiree.

Caterpillar Employee United Way Appeal

The 2020 CEUWA campaign will launch in August and is open to employees and retirees. For more information, click here to visit the Caterpillar Foundation.

For more information on the Caterpillar Foundation, the CEUWA campaign, or the company’s COVID-19 match, contact Erika Kempf, Employee Engagement Program Lead for the Caterpillar Foundation, at

The Heart of Illinois United Way is a Good Investment

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