Inspiration, Ideation, Impact: United Way’s Social Innovation Fund

By Alan Bacon, senior director, Social Innovation Fund The Social Innovation Fund is how we’re translating conversations about systemic and complex issues into long-term, sustainable solutions that combat poverty. Here at United Way of Central...

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Elisa’s Story – “I want more. I have to do something for me.”

Tragically, Elisa and her siblings lost their mom at a very early age to cancer. As the oldest, Elisa promised her mother that she would do her best to raise her brothers and sisters, even...

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What Poverty Sounds Like in 2019

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  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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Tackling Generational Poverty: The “How” behind our “Why”

By Ann D. Murtlow   When people ask me, “What does United Way do?” it excites me.   Not just because of our tradition of improving lives across six counties in Central Indiana or the countless individuals...

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Caring for the Most Vulnerable in our Community

By Dick Hester   As United Way’s 2019 community engagement co-chair, it’s important for me to be in our community, seeing all the work being done “on the ground,” helping to connect more donors and...

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The Journey Continues: Announcing United Way Impact Funds

Last fall, United Way of Central Indiana announced a new strategic framework to guide our work and redefine our commitment to fight for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of every person in...

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The Journey Begins Now

One hundred years ago, United Way of Central Indiana began its journey to lift its community by raising funds to provide relief for those experiencing extreme hunger, illness and poverty. In the decades that followed,...

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