CHANGING LIVES IN CENTRAL INDIANA
Picture a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents’ quality of life.
We think that sounds pretty great, too! That’s why, for more than 90 years, United Way of Central Indiana has been striving to make that vision a REALITY.
To help people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives as we serve Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties. watch video
diversity and inclusion
Our Vision Statement: We strive to maximize our impact on the community by creating and sustaining an environment that leverages the creativity and innovation that result from the unique perspectives that individuals bring.
We believe that our community is best served when diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do. As such, we encourage the active participation of our team; including our employees, volunteers, donors, advocates and community partners.
How we define Diversity and Inclusion:
Diversity refers to the similarities and differences, both visible and invisible, that exist among people. Diversity includes values, beliefs, lifestyles, abilities, ethnicities, ages, genders, experiences, thinking styles, backgrounds, orientations, behaviors, cultures, socioeconomic status and the innumerable other aspects that shape an individual’s personality and unique identity.
Inclusion is inviting and embracing the full breadth of perspectives, fully engaging those perspectives, and leveraging them to achieve our individual and collective potential. Inclusion requires action. Inclusion is more than accommodating or allowing diversity. It is about building strength through the inherent value of diversity and seeing it as a fundamental part of all we do. It requires a focus on how each of us makes decisions and a willingness to recognize and eliminate barriers to inclusion.
We harness the collective compassion and resources of our community to improve lives! We have brought people and resources from six Central Indiana counties together, focused on one goal: IMPROVING LIVES. United Way of Central Indiana is able to recruit volunteers, donors and advocates from our six regional counties to LIVE UNITED and help create opportunities for a better life for all, in their county and beyond.
Better than any other organization, United Way has the ability to bring together businesses, community organizations, volunteers, government, private foundations and over 90 nonprofit agencies around a shared vision -- improving lives.
By focusing the best people, latest research and innovative practices around achieving measurable results, we maximize the impact made for thousands of people in Central Indiana.
Community Report Card
With its debut in May of 2014, the Community Report Card allows human service planners throughout Indiana to have easy access to important data, helping them focus their resources more effectively in our community and make a bigger impact. Developed by the Polis Center for the Indiana Association of United Ways, the Community Report Card is updated constantly and is presented by county or aggregated for all counties served by United Way of Central Indiana.
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