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

The unpredictability of Indiana weather is on full display this week. Record low temperatures have gripped our region, even though we are weeks away from the official start of winter. We Hoosiers like to joke...

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Be a Good Neighbor: Help Those Who Are Hungry

Do you know how many of your neighbors are struggling with hunger?   The truth is, 223,570 people face food insecurity – including more than 67,000 children – in Central Indiana. Hunger is a persistent...

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IndyGo’s Red Line Brings New Opportunities to the Community

United Way has a long history of advocating for and directly funding improved transportation systems for Central Indiana families in need. Earlier this year, the Basic Needs Fund awarded grants to community-based organizations which will...

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What Poverty Sounds Like in 2019

May 25th 7p-9p

  Do you have a roof over your head? Can you afford next month’s energy bill? Do you know where your next meal is coming from?   For over 230,000 central Indiana families, the answers...

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Poverty Simulations Volunteer Profile: Meet Jennifer Knotts

United Way of Central Indiana’s poverty simulations give people an in-depth look at what life is like for individuals who struggle with attaining their most basic needs. This experience is so powerful that it often...

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