What We Do

Your Local United Way

It is not enough to feed a hungry family or protect a child from violence; we need to change the conditions that lead to hunger and violence in the first place. We work together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, the media, individual community members, and nonprofits - because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need. We believe in advancing the common good through a strategic focus on the building blocks of a good life - education, financial stability and health. The ability to effect positive change begins with a single act: your decision to give in a way that matters to you. Whether money, time, or your voice; your action is combined with those of your neighbors and together the power to make an impact is multiplied. The generosity of our donors enables us to provide grants for outcome based programs and collaborative projects that address core needs and achieve lasting, measurable results.
United Way of Marion County improves the lives of individuals and families, building a strong community by uniting people and organizations to create measurable results and a lasting impact. 
Direct Programs


Helping our youth achieve the educational goals necessary to become positive, contributing members of our community.


Financial Stability
Helping families and individuals reveive the basic necessities to meet their needs while transitioning to being financially stable and self-supportive.


Helping Marion County residents with access to programs and services that will enable them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.