United Way provides grant funding and leadership on local collaborations that work to improve the Education, Health, and Financial Stability of every person in our community. Together, we are fighting for solutions to longstanding issues and removing barriers that prevent our community from thriving.
We are uniquely positioned to address the biggest issues affecting our community. With these initiatives, we go beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change and impact thousands of lives in Champaign County. All of Champaign County deserves to thrive - this is what we fight for.
Early Grade Level Success
Supporting our children so they may reach their full potential.
School readiness has a major impact on success in school, work, and life. 45% of local kindergarteners were not prepared for the first day of school. United Way's Early Grade Level Success program is focused on building a strong educational foundation for all children in Champaign County.
United Way Early Grade Level Success Programs
United for Equity
Building a stronger Champaign County nonprofit sector to serve all people
Our United for Equity grant parnterships are creating change in the nonprofit sector by building community awareness, encouraging collaboration, creating more Firsts, and helping break down barriers to success.
Learn more about United Way's United for Equity Grant collaborations.