Our Impact

UNITE FOR THE CAUSE

People need help and we’re just the people to help them.

We focus on health, education, and financial stability, the building blocks for a good life and a strong community.

WE CONVENE & LEAD:

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To support partner nonprofit organizations

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To provide direct services where there are gaps

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To advance volunteerism throughout the county

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As a community, our fates are linked. We are called to reach out and respond.

JOIN US as we provide the building blocks for lasting change.

Alma Lee Loy and Meredith Egan
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HOW IT WORKS

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

For more than 60 years, United Way has worked to advance the common good as the most comprehensive health and human services organization in this community. United Way is a proven leader in addressing pressing community issues effectively and efficiently.

United Way of Indian River County runs a community-wide campaign raising money for critical human services, coordinates a Community Investment Process unique to United Way, provides emergency and special project grants, coordinates volunteer run programs, and runs the United Way Center which houses our Community Room, Board Room and a Non-profit Incubation Center.

United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, and non-profits to meet the most pressing social service issues in Indian River County, large and small. From working to solve over-arching needs such as accessible health care for low-income individuals to keeping children involved in positive, structured youth activities, United Way has a finger on the pulse of our community.

To LIVE UNITED means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

United Way of Indian River County provides non-restrictive grant funding to health and human service organization programs based on their ability to impact areas of need identified by the United Way of Indian River County and its Vision Councils.

Community Needs Assessment

For the first time in a decade, in 2019 major funding organizations, donor groups, County government, and community leaders came together to assess the needs of Indian River County residents on a comprehensive basis. Over a span of one year, the group worked together with an independent consultant to gather, review and analyze information. Over 50 nonprofit agencies participated through their leadership, their staffs, and their clients. Recent studies were incorporated, and a wide range of subject matter experts provided input. Residents from across the County, representing some of the most economically challenged neighborhoods, explained directly what their needs were by filling out written surveys in English, Spanish, and Creole and by speaking up at focus groups. This Community Needs Assessment report results from that major collective effort.

EDUCATION

Helping children and youth achieve their potential

HEALTH

Improving people’s health

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Promoting financial stability and independence