What We Do

What We Do

United Way fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community.

We do this by LIVING UNITED. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems.

By mobilizing the best resources. And inspiring individuals to join the fight. We help positive, long-term social change happen. We help make our community better.

We are a community impact organization

In order to create positive solutions for social issues on a large scale, individuals and organizations must align efforts and work collectively towards clearly defined goals. United Way of the Wabash Valley’s community impact approach addresses people’s immediate needs, but also works collaboratively with other partners in the community toward changing systems so that people can avoid challenges altogether. It is about investing in the present as well as the future.

Our work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:


We focus on cradle-to-career education strategies that provide a firm foundation at an early age and continue to develop our children into successful adults who can contribute to their communities.


Healthy eating and physical activity are essential to good health. United Way works to remove barriers to eating healthy and staying active, to create healthier individuals and thriving communities.

Community Basics

Working families continue to face economic challenges. United Way helps to ensure that people’s basic needs are met.

Invest in Change that Lasts

As the backbone of an area-wide network of community agencies, we use strategic thinking, research, and powerful partnerships to improve people’s lives. We invest in programs that prepare children to succeed in education, help families make ends meet, or make quality healthcare accessible.

How We Invest

Your neighbors, your community leaders, your children’s teachers all make up our Community Impact Review Teams. These dedicated volunteers study each application and identify the local programs that align with our strategies and goals to create a lasting impact.

Click here to see how you can get involved and become a part of the United Way’s Community Impact Review Teams.