Our Work: education, financial stability and health are the building blocks of a safe and stable life … quality education helps children and adults succeed, financial stability increases independence and access to healthcare promotes wellness at all ages.

Our Work

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.
The Heart of Illinois United Way invests in programs and initiatives addressing the most critical education, financial stability and health needs of central Illinois.

The Heart of Illinois United Way is at work every day in our community ensuring the people of central Illinois have access to physical and mental healthcare, can obtain a quality education at any age, and maintain financial stability.Why Education, Financial Stability and Health?

The Heart of Illinois United Way is at work every day in our community ensuring the people of central Illinois have access to physical and mental healthcare, can obtain a quality education at any age, and maintain financial stability.


The Heart of Illinois United Way’s Community Impact Fund positions our organization as the leader in addressing critical social service concerns by researching, establishing and funding outcomes and initiatives.Community Impact Fund

As the largest non-governmental funder of local health and human care programs, the Heart of Illinois United Way’s Community Impact Fund positions our organization as the leader in addressing critical social service concerns by researching, establishing and funding outcomes and initiatives.


Hearts of Illinois United Way Partner Agencies provide services that align with our Community Impact Fund and address needs outlined in the Peoria Area Community Assessment.United Way Partner Agencies

Hearts of Illinois United Way Partner Agencies provide services that align with our Community Impact Fund and address needs outlined in the Peoria Area Community Assessment.


Contact the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service for up-to-date agency and program information.Heart of Illinois United Way 211

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Contact the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 Information and Referral Service for up-to-date agency and program information.


Learn how Heart of Illinois United Way is positively impacting central Illinois through special initiatives and collaborations.Initiatives and Collaborations

Learn how Heart of Illinois United Way is positively impacting central Illinois through special initiatives and collaborations.