Our Credo

United Way of Allen County exists to unite our communities' time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability, and healthy lives. 


LIVE UNITED is not just a tagline. It's the way we think, and it guides what we do. We define LIVE UNITED, not as "we" the organization, but as "we" the Allen County community. Together, united, we have the power to bring about positive change within our neighborhoods and improve the lives of those who work and live in Allen County.  

Community Impact

United Way of Allen County focuses beyond temporary fixes. Together, United, we work to break down community barriers creating lasting change within our neighborhoods. We don’t just distribute dollars. We unite local organizations to develop holistic strategies and make smart, outcome-driven investments in our county.

 

When we succeed, our entire community wins.

 

By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, we recognize the greater positive impact to Allen County residents every day. UNITED we win. United, we can find a way.

39%
Education for 2016-17

Funded Agency Investment Education: $656,000 Collaborations Education: $344,904 Education TOTAL: $1,000,904

33%
Income & Health for 2016-17

Funded Agency Investment Income & Health: $767,500 Collaboration Income & Health: $80,909 Income & Health TOTAL: $848,409

27%
Basic Needs for 2016-17

Funded Agency Investment Basics Needs: $676,500 Collaborations Basic Needs: $19,479 Basic Needs TOTAL: $695,979

Two girls holding a jumprope on a playground. Two girls holding a jumprope on a playground.
A girl jumpinng rope.
United Way Stories

Learn more about how we bring momentum and positive change to Allen County and exemplify how we Live United.

Bringing Change to Allen County

United Way of Allen County believes that a United approach is necessary to successfully break down barriers and begin to empower families and individuals to live safe and healthy lives. We work to connect difference-makers with what they need and those who need them. Watch our "New Way to Be United" video.