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....

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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...

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Securing Housing For Our Central Indiana Neighbors

At age 21, Joan found herself trapped an abusive relationship – with two young children witnessing it all. She was relieved when her abusive boyfriend moved out but wasn’t yet prepared to meet the looming...

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Hancock County Senior Services: Transportation for All

When you meet Pat Tansy, you instantly feel comfortable.   A retired pre-school teacher, it’s no surprise Pat exudes warmth, compassion, and naturally draws people, even strangers, in with her magnetic, radiant energy.   After...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards $750,000 in Grants for Innovative Solutions to Solving Poverty

14 community-based organizations will receive funds ranging from $10,000-75,000 to support innovative programs, concepts and methods to help individuals and families reach their full potential   INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced...

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Feeling the Effect of the Basic Needs Fund

By: Nate Lichti, senior director, Basic Needs Fund. Right now. A veteran is no longer homeless and out of work. With some transportation and food assistance, he has now completed a six-week training course and...

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United Way of Central Indiana Awards an Additional $1 million in Basic Needs Fund Grants

22 community-based organizations will receive funds to address housing, food, health and transportation access for thousands of struggling households INDIANAPOLIS – United Way of Central Indiana today announced the final round of grant recipients of...

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Face Everything and ReadUP – The Journey of School 56’s Nashia Abdul-Aleem

Adversity presents us with two ways to address fear of the unknown: forget everything and run or face everything and rise. This decision becomes even more imperative when our health is compromised, with moments that...

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GivingTuesday: Help Us Stock a ReadUP Library

Today, children in Central Indiana need the knowledge, skills and credentials to eventually secure jobs that will sustain families. And success in the future will take innovation – innovation that will be driven by youth...

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United Way’s Winter Assistance Fund

For thousands of people in our community, the extreme cold and snowy conditions are no laughing matter.   Long winter months mean drastic increases of heat and electricity bills for families and individuals who are...

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