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Living United Starts With YOU

For 84 years, United Way of Adams County has addressed issues in our community. In 2013 United Way started addressing the three most critical areas we face: education, financial stability, and healthy living in children and adults. Under the guidance of the Community Building Council and the leadership delegation, three community initiatives were launched with seed funding provided by United Way.
The response to this new work has been exciting. Each of these initiatives has attracted volunteers, partnering organizations and resources. But most importantly, we’ve seen a surge of engagement – people are committed to making change happen in our community. United Way is proud to serve as the pillar organization for this work.

Diversity Statement

United Way of Adams County, IL recognizes the value of inclusiveness by encouraging the full participation of all individuals in fulfilling its mission of mobilizing people in our community to care for one another. United Way of Adams County, IL recognizes the strengths of a diverse society of different individuals, cultures, and perspectives whose knowledge, skills, and talents enrich us as a people. United Way of Adams County, IL encourages inclusion of diverse members of our community in its operations and decision-making. 

Our Mission Statement:

"To inspire, unite, and empower the people of Adams County to reach their full human potential."

It’s clear United Way is well on the way to shifting from a transaction based organization – raising and allocating funds, to an action-oriented, results driven model focused on mobilizing the people with the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. Our number of volunteers has surged along with financial support and new partnerships. The annual campaign yielded a record level of giving and the amount of grants, commitments to initiatives and in-kind support has exceeded our expectations.

United Way’s success is due to people who are passionate about this community. Thanks to our partners and stakeholders who give their time, talent and resources to get things done. We are blessed with a talented and dedicated staff, a committed board of directors and a community full of energized volunteers who truly LIVE UNITED. We are proud of the work and grateful for the engagement and support of so many in our community.