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Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund grants $3.9 million in final round of grants to Marion County non-profit organizations

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) made a final round of unrestricted grants totaling more than $3.9 million to 48 community organizations in Marion County. Combined with the prior...

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Pride 365 Days a Year

By Tanner Alexander, Corporate Engagement Associate at United Way of Central Indiana   As we wrap up June and step into a new month in a totally abnormal year, I find myself reflecting on Pride and what it means...

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United Way presents virtual educational series on racial equity

New four-part program beginning July 15 will feature local experts leading conversations about racism and how it affects United Way’s work within the Basic Needs initiative   INDIANAPOLIS – To better understand the history of...

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United Way and City of Indianapolis to provide Restart Grants to nonprofit organizations in Marion County

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, United Way of Central Indiana and the City of Indianapolis have announced their partnership to help nonprofit organizations in Marion County take the precautionary steps to safely re-open their facilities to the...

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United Way of Central Indiana grants $8.3 million to support food, housing, transportation, and healthcare programs in Central Indiana

Tied to its basic needs initiatives, United Way to unveil a new four-part series focused on racism and its effect on food, housing, transportation and healthcare in Black communities   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of...

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Remembering Christel DeHaan

We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Christel DeHaan. Christel was one of the world’s most notable business, academic and philanthropic leaders. Locally, she was our neighbor on the northwest side who built...

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We hear you, and we’re ready.

Statement from Ann D. Murtlow, President & CEO of United Way of Central Indiana:   We know the protests this weekend in Indianapolis are in specific response to the senseless death of George Floyd in...

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Volunteering Through a Simple Thank You

By Beth Cline I’ve been privileged throughout both my personal and professional life to have many different volunteer roles as a way to connect with my neighbors and our community.   Volunteering is a part...

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Not A Return to Normal

By Ann Murtlow   We’ve arrived at the two-and-a-half-month mark since United Way of Central Indiana joined with Lilly Endowment, CICF (through the Glick Fund and The Indianapolis Foundation), Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Richard...

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Five Reasons You Should Go Over the Edge

By Rafael Sanchez Just a few months ago before the pandemic hit, I agreed to be one of the first individuals to put my fears aside and agree to rappel down a 20-story building this...

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United Way calls on thrill seekers to go Over The Edge August 14

Unique fundraising opportunity for 80 participants to rappel down a 23-story building in downtown Indianapolis; proceeds benefit United Way’s Basic Needs Fund   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana is looking for dozens of...

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Tech: Responding to Need at Lightning Speed

By Lauren Petersen I’m a proud United Way board member and chair of the Technology Fund work group, a small group of us “techies” who want to use our skills in meaningful ways to help...

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United Way of Central Indiana grants more than $525,000 to community-based organizations for tech improvements

INDIANAPOLIS – Quickly recognizing the unique challenges of working with and serving people in need with social distancing restrictions in place during the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Central Indiana has made grants through its...

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Corporate Partner Emmis Communications Lends Helping Hand to Hoosiers

The word hero traditionally triggered thoughts of invincible figures in capes, masks, spandex suits with death-defying superpowers, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it means something much more.   Today, heroes wear scrubs and...

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United Way provides grants to organizations in five Central Indiana counties to help meet community needs

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) has awarded a first round of unrestricted grants totaling $1.8 million to human services organizations serving individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks...

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Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund grants $4 million to 56 human services organizations

INDIANAPOLIS – The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) has made a third round of unrestricted grants totaling $4 million to 56 community organizations. Combined with two rounds of grants made since March...

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A Fond Farewell: United Way Celebrates Angela Dabney’s Seventeen Year Journey at United Way

By Jennifer Hashem, Public Relations Manager, United Way of Central Indiana   How do you tell the story of a storyteller?   When I sat down to conduct Angela Dabney’s exit interview after seventeen years...

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Who’s Essential to You?

By Jessica Di Santo, Senior Director of Communications at United Way of Central Indiana   A friend of mine sent me this picture while walking on Indianapolis’ Monon Trail. We’ve seen dozens of signs, chalk drawings and artworks, like this,...

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7 Ways to Thank a Frontline Worker

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Nonprofit employees. Warehouse workers. First responders. Cleaners. Today we’re celebrating the admirable ways our community’s frontline workers have stepped up during the COVID-19 crisis. Even while knowing their...

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Taking “Care” of Boone County: How The Caring Center is Addressing Hunger in Lebanon

The impact from closures and stay-at-home orders meant to limit the spread of COVID-19 is being felt in communities large and small. While these abrupt changes to our daily lives are designed to contain the...

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United Way adds three accredited partners

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana announced today that three community-based organizations have been approved for accreditation and can apply for United Way grants in basic needs, family opportunity and social innovation as well...

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We Were Built For This

  DID YOU KNOW?   United Way was born out of a health and economic crisis.   It was the late 1800s. Americans sick with tuberculosis were flocking to western cities in the hope of...

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United Way of Central Indiana releases analysis on effect of COVID-19 on human services sector

INDIANAPOLIS – Today, United Way of Central Indiana released a community-wide analysis that sheds light on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nonprofit community in central Indiana.   United Way surveyed 160 community-based...

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Employee Spotlight: Make it Happen like Mary

When we revisited our employee spotlight for the month of April, a lot of thoughts went through our heads. How do we feature one employee that’s going above and beyond amidst a global health crisis?...

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Volunteer and Support Central Indiana Residents Impacted by COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana continues to share the latest volunteer opportunities for those interested in supporting populations most impacted by COVID-19 on its volunteer blog page. Options include various ways to support...

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