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Together we can make our community more equitable and stronger

The power of caring and connection has never been greater. 

The collective effort of donors and volunteers in Champaign County helped our community get through the pandemic. Thanks to those efforts United Way of Champaign County and our partners were able to respond quickly and help more people than ever.

But there is still more work to do.


Unique way for seniors to give back

Seniors can make charitable rollover donations from their IRA.

If you’re required to take a minimum annual distribution from your IRA, you know this amount is ultimately subject to taxation.

But there’s a way to save on your taxes – and support our community.

With rollover contributions from your IRA, you can donate up to $100,000 each year to charitable organizations such as United Way of Champaign County – completely tax-free.

Learn how you or a loved one can use your investment to help build a stronger community. Don't wait - contact us today.


COVID-19 Relief Fund distributes $250,000 to help with food, housing and more

The Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund (the Fund) has been hard at work helping neighbors impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, May 20, the Fund received a $250,000 grant from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) to support East Central Illinois relief work, with a focus on populations with a high COVID-19 burden. This is the second grant awarded by the ICRF to the Champaign County COVID-19 Relief Fund.


8 Ways to Thank Frontline Workers

How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow?

Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. There are so many people who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate their ongoing sacrifice, let’s say thank you! 


211 is Champaign County’s Lifeline

Count on 211 for connections to health services and more.

United Way of Champaign County is always here for the people in our community. The current COVID-19 outbreak is no different. Together with 211, we are helping people connect to critical health services and more.

As people feel the health, education and financial impacts of the coronavirus, 211 is here to help. With one toll-free call, text or online request to 211, anyone in need can get free and confidential connections to: