Youth Leadership United expands opportunities for high school students to participate as community planners and decision makers within youth-serving and other nonprofit organizations.
Applications open on September 1.
By pairing volunteers with students who are struggling to read, we can change the course of their academic future. Volunteer for one hour per week!Sign Up
Whether you rolled up your sleeves and volunteered for an Hour of Impact or joined nearly 2,000 people under a canopy of umbrellas at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for A Future United – there’s no question, it was a historic moment for United Way and for our community.View photos and video
Your gift to the community you love can help clear the path to self-sufficiency for our friends, neighbors and family members.Give Now
Your story is our story. That’s why we advocate for public policy positions that support the work we all care about.Learn More
Your time can be spent in fun, meaningful ways that ultimately improve the life and health of our entire community.Join Us
At its core, United Way is a community impact organization supported by a wide network of people just like you. Together with local partners, we set and reach community-wide goals that make Central Indiana — and the world — a better place.
We don’t wait for problems to land in our laps. Instead, we dig for the challenges that need us most — improving the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of individuals across our six-county region.See Our Work
We’ve aligned our efforts, public policy work and partnerships — from small businesses and human services agencies to schools and governmental institutions — around measurable community goals that do the most good.Meet Our Partners
We celebrated 100 Years of Hand Raisers and Game Changers this past year! Relive the highlights including "A Future United" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Take a look back
ReadUP matches volunteers with local schools to help kids get on track - and stay on track - with grade-level literacy.Learn More
Take a look at the first-ever global platform that connects employees, customers and partners with the causes they care about the most.The Future of Philanthropy is Here
By bringing together compassionate people who are committed to improving lives in our community, we can change the facts around our region’s toughest challenges. In 2017:
children received scholarships to attend high-quality early childhood programs
unemployed individuals received the tools and skills they needed to achieve gainful employment
households received utility assistance through the Energy Assistance Program and Winter Assistance Fund
“LINC isn’t like other networking groups; it’s not power suits and handshakes, it’s more like hi-fives and hugs.”
-Ashleigh Resetarits, LINC Program Leader, United Way of Central IndianaRead More
“When we finish this program I don’t envision our relationship stopping, it will probably grow even more."
-Michael Damiano, Big, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IndianaRead More
“Every single time, I’m awed by the participants’ observations and the all-too-real emotions they’re feeling. You cannot be part of a poverty simulation and leave unaffected.”
-Becky Doemland, Director of Community Relations and CSR Communications at KAR Auction Services