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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 our BOLD GOAL!

To read more about our new direction check out our new STRATEGIC PLAN.

The Challenge

Many in the Wabash Valley are work hard…but struggling to survive.  This represents over 40% of our community who are ALICE – Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

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 and programs that are hands-on in creating lasting change for ALICE in order to create a better community for everyone.

ALICE is a hardworking member of the community who is employed yet does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities of life.

ALICE earns above the federal poverty level, but does not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care.

In most cases, ALICE is not eligible for public assistance because they are, in fact, earning income above the federal poverty level. These individuals and families are faced with difficult choices daily, often detrimental in the long run.  Put food on the table or gas in the car?  Take a sick child to the doctor or pay the utility bill?

Over 40% of the households in the Wabash Valley fall into ALICE or further into poverty.

The United Way’s Bold Goal addresses moving families out of struggle and into stability.

 

Click here for more info on ALICE.

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!

United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Success By 6 initiative is offering early childhood literacy project grants to local educators and organizations.  The goal of the Success By 6 Grant Program for Early Childhood Literacy Projects is to provide funding to early childhood educators, child care providers, and/or early childhood focused community organizations for the

CLAY COUNTY POWER OF THE COMMUNITY EVENT TO BENEFIT THE UNITED WAY’S SUCCESS BY 6 Education is the foundation of individual and community success.  Our children are our best investment for our future, creating long-lasting change for generations to come.  The upcoming Power of the Community event will benefit the United Way of the Wabash

RAISING FUNDS TOWARD A BOLD COMMUNITY GOAL TO MOVE 10,000 HOUSEHOLDS TO FINANCIAL STABILITY Terre Haute, IN – The United Way of the Wabash Valley kicked off its 2018 Annual Community Resource Drive on August 2nd at the Salvation Army.  The Kickoff marks the start of United Way’s annual effort to spread awareness of our