About Us

Our Mission

To provide leadership and unite our communities in identifying needs and directing resources necessary to measurably improve the quality of life for all citizens.


Our Vision

To be the recognized leader in unifying our community partners  as we improve the quality of life for all citizens.


United Way of South Central's goal is to create lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of local problems. It focuses on three building blocks for a better life:




Quality Child Care

School readiness

Academic Completion


Maximized Savings
Increased Savings

Financial Assets for long term stability


Preventative/Everyday Healthcare
Healthier Teens - Drug Free, Within Weight

Reduced teen pregnancy rates



Our Impact

With many volunteers and raising over $340,000 annually, the United Way makes substantial investments in the community through its partner agencies.

          ~ 19 agencies and 22 programs receive funding

          ~ 1 in every 3 people are directly served by a United Way funded program

          ~ 99 cents of every dollar stays local with 85 cents directly invested in direct program services

          ~ Serves a 4 county area including Marion, Jefferson, Wayne and Washington counties  

              in Southern llinois