Our Work

United Way of Allen County exists to unite our community's 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.

Leading the charge to tackle the toughest problems that face our community, we believe that every Allen County resident should be able to live a safe, healthy, and fulfilled life.

We are focused beyond temporary fixes. Together, United, we work to break down community barriers and are 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. We serve as a catalyst, bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions. Our three-step process is to know, connect, and invest.

WE KNOW. | We get to know our community by listening to residents, bringing up the county’s most critical needs with our community partners, and outlining the steps needed to address them.

WE CONNECT. | We connect difference-makers in the community with the tools they need and the people who most need them.

WE INVEST. | We invest the right resources, at the right time, with the right players to make the most significant community impact.

UNITED we win. United, we can find a way.



We don’t do our work alone. Meet some of the community leaders we work with here.