United Way of Illinois is a statewide association of 51 local organizations that create long-lasting community change by helping children and youth achieve their potential, promoting financial stability and family independence and improving people's health.

The organization strengthens the United Way movement in Illinois through service to its members and advocacy for effective health and human services policies for the people of Illinois.

Recent News And Events

United Way of Illinois 4th Agency State Budget Survey Results
After a Year with No State Budget, Fourth United Way of Illinois Survey Shows Accelerating Damage to Those in Need of Services, Sector Viability More than half of agency respondents anticipate they will have to cease serving clients in six months.

David Lloyd, Director of the Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children, details the impact to human services in recent Illinois budget analysis On March 9th, 2016, David Lloyd from Voices for Illinois Children led a webinar to the United Way of Illinois network to detail the current state budget proposal from Governor Rauner’s office and detail the history of our state fiscal policy which has led us to the current crisis.

Seven Months into State Budget Impasse, United Way of Illinois Survey Shows Extensive Cuts to Human Service Programs and Harm to Sector
A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois, the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows the deepening impact of the budget impasse on the most vulnerable citizens across Illinois and on the human service sector overall.

Human Service Agencies Already Cutting Services Amidst State Budget Stalemate
Many agencies face depleted cash reserves by September 1.

United Way of Illinois Agency Survey on the State Budget - High Level Findings

YEAR IN REVIEW 2014-2015

Public Policy 2014-2015 Year in Review
See United Way of Illinois' overview of public policy challenges and successes in 2014-2015.




Public Policy 2014 Year in Review
See United Way of Illinois' overview of public policy challenges and successes in 2014.

State Initiatives Driving Change
Find out about Budgeting for Results, Social Impact Bonds, Medicaid Coordinated Care and the Medicaid 1115 Waiver.