Leadership United

United Way of Central Indiana is now accepting applications for Leadership United -- a comprehensive community leadership and board development program. Apply by June 30, 2018.

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Celebrating 100 Years

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.

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Your gift to the community you love can help clear the path to self-sufficiency for our friends, neighbors and family members.

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Your story is our story. That’s why we advocate for public policy positions that support the work we all care about.

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Your time can be spent in fun, meaningful ways that ultimately improve the life and health of our entire community.

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Our Work

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.

How We Help

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.

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Our Partners

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.

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What We’re Up To

See the Change

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 2016:

volunteers tutored 650 students across 39 ReadUP sites during the academic year

individuals received help filing their taxes from Indy Free Tax Prep, returning a total of $9 million to the community

households were provided utility assistance via the Indy Energy Assistance Program

Stephen Builds a Sustainable Plan for the Future

“Today I wake up thankful and grateful for what I have.”

-Stephen Hastings, participant in the Center for Working Families

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There’s no slowing her down

“I just love helping people. It’s such a joy to see a child’s face light up when they learn something new or receive a gift."

-Ms. Joan Marsden, a United Way Volunteer for 36 years

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Finding His Support System

“IYG is important to me because of all the lives I've personally seen it touch... [It] has helped me realize that it's the family you choose that matters.”

-Van Heart, a United Way and Indiana Youth Group member and volunteer

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Special Thanks to our 2017 Spirit United Recipients: