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 above) or 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
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.
Did you know?
Calls to our Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 Information and Referral line (211 or 309-999-4029 or 211hoi.org) are up more than 250% the last few weeks with only 20% of those calls specifically related to COVID-19 questions. So why the increase? According to the World Health Organization, most people affected by a crisis will experience distress (e.g. feelings of anxiety and sadness, hopelessness, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, irritability or anger and/or aches and pains). This is normal and will improve for most people over time. However, pre-existing issues at home such as poverty, family separation, lack of safety, loss of livelihoods, disrupted social networks, and common mental health issues often double in a humanitarian crisis.
That’s why the education, financial stability and health programs supported by the Heart of Illinois United Way’s Community Impact Fund are so important during times of crisis … and year-round. Read more about Our Work…