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!

Terre Haute, IN– Representatives from Duke Energy and the United Way of the Wabash Valley met at Lowe’s Home Improvement Read more
Today at the Terre Haute Police Department, a groundbreaking collaboration between three non-profit organizations and the City of Terre Haute Read more
The United Way’s Success By 6 and Strong Neighborhoods Impact Councils are working together towards their goals by installing literacy Read more
United Way of the Wabash Valley is awarding 10 mini-grants, up to $5,000 each, totaling over $41,000 to help improve Read more
United Way of the Wabash Valley announced a grant award from its Success By 6 Impact Council addressing the need 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.