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.
Current Community Change Grant Areas
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.
Preventing child maltreatment and building healthier families through mental health and trauma-responsive services.
All children in Champaign County deserve to grow up in a supportive, loving home. This is critical if we wish for every child to achieve their full potential. The dual risks of child abuse and neglect and mental health issues threaten the well-being of children and can have significant negative long-term impacts.
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.