Invest in Change that Lasts

We all win when a child succeeds in school, when all families are financially stable, when people are healthy, and our neighborhoods are a place we are proud to call home.

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 working hard…but struggling to survive.  This represents over 44% 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.

News & Events

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

United Way of the Wabash Valley announced their annual grant opportunity available to organizations providing safety net or vital emergency Read more
This February the United Way of the Wabash Valley will be launching the African-American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI).  The goal Read more
The United Way of the Wabash Valley’s 2022 Annual Community Resource Drive is in full swing. Included in this year’s Read more
United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Strong Neighborhoods Impact Council has been awarded $107,830 from the CenterPoint Energy Foundation to Read more
A new program to curb substance use disorders is coming to Vigo County starting on November 1. “Choose Law Enforcement Read more
The United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Strong Neighborhoods Council is making available up to $60,000 in funding for Neighborhood Read more

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 44% 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.