Invest in Change that Lasts

We all win when a child succeeds in school, when all families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

The Wabash Valley is made up of problem solvers, difference makers, and opportunity creators.

Together, we’re on a mission to change lives forever in our community by investing in programs focused on education, health, and financial stability.

The Challenge

Interconnected issues in three key areas increase the gap between those in need and those on a path to succeed.

How We Invest

Volunteer-led investment panels evaluate and make recommendations based on a process to find the best programs in our community.

Our Work

 We invest in organizations who are hands-on in the areas of education, health, and financial stability.


75% of local children in childcare are not enrolled in a high-quality program.

How We’re Helping

We’re working to increase the awareness, importance, and accessibility of early childhood education in our community.


65% of adults in Indiana are overweight or obese.

How We’re Helping

We’re improving the health of our entire community through instilling the importance and access to healthy behaviors.

Community Basics

1 in 5 local children live in poverty

How We’re Helping

We’re helping to provide basic and emergent need services to our community.

Community Initiatives

Volunteers and community partners help support our community initiatives in the Wabash Valley

Success By 6
Healthier By 2020!

News & Events

Keep up to date on what we are doing in our community!

Over the last two years the United Way of the Wabash Valley held over 35 Community Conversations across the Valley in order to hear the concerns and ideas from our neighbors and community members. These conversations allowed the United Way to see and hear the often-unheard residents in our community.  These groups identified priority issues

Success By 6, a local initiative of the United Way of the Wabash Valley, is working to promote reading every day to children by providing Book Boxes to local early childhood education and daycare sites.  The Book Boxes are small lending libraries with books that are available for children to borrow on a daily basis. 

Volunteering your valuable time is one of the most impactful ways you can get involved in our community.  And the United Way of the Wabash Valley is working to make that experience easier for everyone.  Local non-profits and organizations are entering the digital age and are working to increase community engagement by participating in the