Areas We Serve

We fight for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our six-county region.

By uniting people and resources from six counties, we magnify our collective impact and create regional change with a local focus. Our programs replace self-sufficiency obstacles with opportunities for better lives in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties.

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Boone County

Boone County

We work with 57 agencies to help improve the lives of more than 23,000 residents in Boone County.


Last year alone:

  • 18 companies helped raise $118,953 locally
  • Over $381,000 was provided in services
  • 7 companies participated in 9 customized community service projects with 93 volunteers
  • 92 volunteers served as ReadUP tutors for third-graders at Hattie B. Stokes and Harney Elementary; giving 1,284 volunteer hours
  • Established a Youth Engagement Team with representation from each school corporation; leading a Global Youth Service Day project creating 400 snack packs for local food panties and engaging 65 volunteers
  • Led county-wide ‘Backpack Attack’ school supply drive; providing over 800 students with necessary supplies to start school ready to learn; effort supported by 40 companies and 200 volunteers
  • Launched local site for Indy Free Tax Prep that served 66 residents

Hamilton County

Hamilton County

We worked with local volunteers, donors, and agencies to help serve 88,057 Hamilton County residents last year.


  • Placed 638 volunteers in community projects for a total of 4,277 hours serving Hamilton county.
  • 44 volunteers helped weekly with literacy skills preschools and elementary schools for ReadUP
  • Backpack United collected and distributed over 16,000 school supplies to students in need
  • The Youth Engagement Team (YET) is advocating and working to educate the community regarding transportation needs, distributing literacy kits to preschools, assisting with the summer lunch feeding programs, and utilizing poverty simulations in high schools

Hancock County

Hancock County

We worked with local agencies to provide nearly $520,000 in services to 20,000 Hancock County residents last year.


  • ReadUP volunteers helped 300 Greenfield third graders make great improvements in their reading
  • The Hancock County Volunteer Fair is in its 11th year
  • The Hancock County Hunger Coalition unites stakeholders together to serve nearly 8,000 residents
  • BackPack Attack delivers more than 30,000 supplies to elementary and middle school students each year

Hendricks County

Hendricks County

We worked with more than 50 local agencies and programs to assist 53,388 Hendricks County residents last year.


  • Youth as Resources program funded 10 service projects, totaling $7,450
  • BackPack Attack collected and distributed 32,000 school supplies to students living in poverty

Marion County

Marion County

United Way of Central Indiana's headquarters is located in Indianapolis.

In addition to recruiting people and resources in our counties to help the greater good, we also aim to help members of our community when they fall on hard times. We have a regional presence, but a local focus.

Morgan County

Morgan County

We worked with 49 local agencies to provide $267,338 in critical services to 25,060 Morgan County residents last year.


  • ReadUP connects tutors with third graders at Newby Memorial, Poston Road, Paragon and Monrovia elementary Schools
  • Indy Free Tax Prep served 23 residents
  • Backpack Attack collected more than 20,000 school supplies for children in need

Change you can See

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