2016 Public Policy Agenda

United Way’s vision is for Central Indiana to be a community where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and we are proud of all our residents' quality of life.

Simply stated, United Way of Central Indiana improves lives. Harnessing the collective compassion and resources of our community, our mission is to help people learn more, earn more and lead safe and healthy lives.

We do this by focusing our efforts on four key areas:

  • Education – because we know that education is the best path out of poverty
  • Financial stability – because paying more than 30% of income on housing puts families at risk and prevents a stable foundation from which to grow
  • Health – because without good health, children can’t learn, parents can’t earn consistently, and the cost of health care puts pressure on our residents and our community
  • Basic needs – when basic needs are not met, people are not in a position to strive for long-term self-sufficiency

United Way has the capacity to bring together businesses, community organizations, volunteers, government, private foundations and over 90 nonprofit agencies around a shared vision for improving lives. You can download the 2016 Public Policy Agenda as we work to guide more Hoosiers on the path to self-sufficiency.