Improving lives by uniting the caring power of our communities

United Way of Grundy County funds vital programs and services for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Education, Income, and Health circles

Connecting people in need with vital resources to impact positive change in our communities

United Way of Grundy County funds vital programs and services that provide basic human needs, health, education, financial stability, mental health services, homeless prevention, crisis intervention, domestic violence programs, disability services, transportation, and disaster relief for youth, individuals families, seniors, and veterans.

United Way of Grundy County invests in five focus areas that positively change lives:

  • Fulfilling Urgent and Basic Human Needs

  • Promoting Health & Wellness

  • Improving Financial Stability

  • Helping Youth Succeed

  • Increasing Independence & Self Sufficiency

United Way 75th Anniversary logo

United Way of Grundy County was founded in 1946 as “Community Chest”, then in 1971, became “United Fund”, and in 2002, became the “United Way.”

Community Chest logo 1946 - 1970
United Fund logo 1971 - 2001

ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) may be a relative or friend. You may be ALICE. As cashiers, waiters, child care providers, and other members of our essential workforce, ALICE earns just above the Federal Poverty Level but less than what it costs to make ends meet. These struggling households are forced to make impossible choices each day. While such hardship is pervasive, households of color are disproportionately ALICE.

ALICE also represents the data reshaping the dialogue on financial hardship, and a grassroots movement that is picking up steam across half of U.S. states - and counting

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