Blog

Filter By:

Phone Buddies: Connecting Students and Seniors During COVID-19

In a time where social distancing is becoming the new norm, the need for social connection has never been stronger.   Emotional connectivity is a large part of humanity and essential to nearly every aspect...

Read More
Indiana College Students Sharing Knowledge Through Free Online Tutoring Service

As the cancellation of classes continues and schools are temporarily shut down due to the spread of COVID-19, students in Central Indiana are experiencing a disruption in their education unlike anything they’ve ever seen before....

Read More
SCAM ALERT: “Paul Walters” from “Mega Cash Benefit” or “Mega Cash Award” claims cash rewards through Facebook and United Way

INDIANAPOLIS — United Way of Central Indiana received information today about a scam sent via text to an individual in Central Indiana.   The text from “Mega Cash Benefit” or “Mega Cash Award” claims that...

Read More
Forty-six organizations receive immediate grants from the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

First round of funding will support organizations working to meet critical needs INDIANAPOLIS – Today, the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund (C-CERF) made unrestricted grants to 46 community organizations throughout Central Indiana, totaling...

Read More
COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the funding partners for the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund? The Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund was established by the United Way of Central Indiana to support human services...

Read More
United Way’s COVID-19 Volunteer Response

*This post is updated daily with new opportunities United Way of Central Indiana is working closely with other community-based organizations to share their most immediate needs while dealing with the coronavirus while connecting volunteers to...

Read More
With hardship, there is always hope.

We are often asked why we’re so passionate about the work of United Way. The answer is usually because we feel called to serve. That calling takes on a new meaning when faced with a community crisis....

Read More
United Way of Central Indiana and Community Funders announce $16.5 million Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

Funds will support human service needs during economic distress associated with the virus INDIANAPOLIS – A coalition of community funders, led by United Way of Central Indiana, announced today a $16.5 million Central Indiana COVID-19...

Read More
More than Money: MLK Center Paves the Way for Financially Stable Families

At just 31 years old, Jasmine has conquered more hardship than most people her age – all while being the sole caretaker for her 1-year-old son.   She was let go from a job she...

Read More
United Way Promotes Tanya Hand to Senior Director of Major and Transformational Giving and Names Samuel Lewis Senior Sales Director

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana has promoted Tanya Hand to senior director of major and transformational giving and has named Samuel Lewis senior sales director for the organization this week. In her five...

Read More
United Way Celebrates International Women’s Day with a Tribute to Bedel Financial Consulting’s Elaine Bedel

Someone once gave Elaine Bedel a card that said, fearless. In it, the message thanked her for her willingness to make the world a better place, sharing her talents with others, and doing the things...

Read More
Her Story is Our Story

Fierce, courageous, unapologetic, and brave.   The definition of a valiant often includes powerful adjectives like these and others – but at its core, a valiant could be summarized into one word:   Female.  ...

Read More
United Way of Central Indiana Awards Young Professionals at ELEVATE fundraising event

INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana announced the winners of the 2020 ELEVATE Awards, presented by GEICO, during its signature fundraising event this evening. Winners were selected from a group of 15 finalists and...

Read More
Read Across America Day: Celebrating and Sharing Power of Reading

Today is Read Across America Day, the largest national celebration of reading!   In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2nd is now a nationwide reading celebration – where thousands of schools, libraries, and community...

Read More
ReadingUP Across America – Brook Park Students Attend Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s, The Cat in the Hat

Tucked away in Lawrence Township, just across the street from Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park, third graders at Brook Park Elementary School hurried outside to line up at the bus in the middle of the...

Read More
United Way Awards Second Round of Family Opportunity Fund Grants

In this cycle, more than $565,000 awarded to four community-based organizations for programs intended to strengthen the health and well-being of families For the fiscal year, United Way’s impact fund investments in basic needs, family...

Read More
Impact Funds: A Year in Review

During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, United Way’s Impact Fund investments in basic needs, family opportunity and social innovation total $9.4 million. In addition to more than $3.5 million from the Family Opportunity Fund, United Way...

Read More
Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Corporate Challenge Match

  During the last twelve months, United Way of Central Indiana has been hard at work executing an impact strategy to improve the quality of life and well-being of our entire six-county region. However, accomplishing...

Read More
Black History Month Spotlight: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt

Much progress has been made in our country’s judicial system throughout the span of our country’s history, however, numbers show there is still a lack of diversity among judges and lawyers in the United States....

Read More
A Place to Call Home

Guest Blog by Diana Roy, United Way’s Community Relations Director and Morgan County resident When we hear the word homeless, it’s easy to think first about the way movies and television depict an individual struggling...

Read More
Black History Month – Iris Rosa: Dancer, Storyteller, Collaborator, Educator

We are proud to feature Indiana’s own, Iris Rosa, Professor Emerita of African American and Diaspora Studies, and the former and founding Director of the African American Dance Company at Indiana University. I reached Iris...

Read More
United Way Approves Accreditation for Three Community-Based Organizations

Announced in fall of 2018 as part of United Way’s new strategic framework, accreditation streamlines former agency certification process and evaluates organizational strength, diversity and inclusion, financial health and alignment with United Way impact areas...

Read More
Human Services Professional Renewal Program

The Human Services Professional Renewal Program provides hard-working, dedicated human services professionals an opportunity to regenerate and reinvigorate themselves, so they can bring fresh ideas and energy to the human care business.

Read More
Employee Spotlight: Download with Denise

Being a data-driven leader requires operating at the highest standards of excellence, regardless of the industry. At United Way, telling our stories wouldn’t be possible without the team of dedicated researchers and analysts who constantly...

Read More
Gone but Never Forgotten: My Top 5 Leaders

Guest Blog by Doran Moreland   I’m a proud United Way board member, community advocate, and family guy. So, when United Way asked me to contribute my thoughts for its Black History Month Celebration, I...

Read More