Welcome to Greater Warren County United Way!
Welcome to Greater Warren County United Way!
Forefront, United Way of Knox County, and Warren County United Way are thrilled to announce the launch of The Volunteer Network: your new one-stop shop for creating, sharing, and participating in volunteer opportunities in West Central Illinois! Learn more here!
In cooperation with the
Ronald and Cassandra Shawler Memorial Library, we are proud to offer this free program, for children ages 0-5, for Warren County Communities! Registration forms are available through United Way, the Regional Office of Education, and Warren, Henderson, and Mercer County Libraries.
In partnership with OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center, we provide the region with a free and confidential crisis line, 2-1-1, that assists residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in every language spoken in our region! This is available right now for Warren County residents and set to launch in Mercer & Henderson County early 2022!
Forefront, United Way of Greater Warren County, and United Way of Knox County,
have partnered to bring The Volunteer Network: your free one-stop shop for creating, sharing, and participating in volunteer opportunities. Nonprofits, companies, or community action groups serving our region are invited to join free!
Strive for Five focuses on both community-based and school-based strategies to encourage all kids to strive for less than five absences – excused or unexcused – all year. Strive for Less Than Five is a cooperative effort between United Way of Greater Warren County and Knox County United Ways, and the Regional Office of Education, serving the entire region.
Established in memory of our former board president, Julie McVey. Julie's Little Libraries are now installed throughout the region. Maps of the library's locations are available through Warren County Library. Julie's Little Libraries were a cooperative community effort, led by United Way,
BCA, and Warren County Library.
SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) is a United Way Worldwide partner. SingleCare partners with over 800 local United Ways to help get the word out about how people can afford their prescription medications. It's free and provides up to 80% off prescription prices at 35,000 retail pharmacies nationwide. There is no registration or eligibility requirement. However, if someone does sign up, they are enrolled in the SingleCare Loyalty Program, where they earn additional savings on subsequent prescription fills. The card works for everyone — friends, family, co-workers with or without insurance, or underinsured and often beats the price of an insurance copay or coinsurance.
We continue to develop new community impact programs and funding opportunities, in cooperation with other community leaders. We are committed not only to raising funds for our member agencies with our annual campaign, but in creating new opportunities for the communities we serve.
Our Annual Community Impact Campaign sets an annual goal each year, based on area nonprofit funding requests. These funds come from area business and individual giving. A committee consisting of community leaders reviews funding proposal requests, facilitates interviews, and visits existing and/or potential nonprofit organizations and determines how campaign funds will be allocated. The application for this funding opens every spring, with allocations funds distributed the following calendar year. 100% of all campaign funds raised go directly to organizations serving residents of Warren County.
The Helen Bersted Memorial Grant was established in 2015 to honor the life and legacy of Warren County United Way's first, and long-time executive director, Helen Bersted. As one of the founding members of both Warren Achievement Center and Warren County United Way, her dedication and inspiration continues to provide service to thousands in Warren County each and every year. Each year, Warren County United Way accepts applications from any Warren County non-profit organization who has served the community for three or more years. This grant opportunity opens in the fall, and awards normally range between $500 and $1,500. Funds for this grant are made possible through the Len G. Everett endowment.
The Rapid Response & Emergency Funding Grants provide funding for qualifying nonprofit organizations in the event of unforeseen emergencies or special allocation needs. A serious financial problem or emergency situation is defined as, but not limited to: a breakdown of essential equipment; repairs that cannot go unattended without damaging the property; or an urgent community service need.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established in 1983 in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Mamagement Agency (FEMA). Every year, a determination as to how much funding counties will receive. United Ways throughout the United States work with local boards to determine what orgnizations, if any, are eligible for distribution of these funds. Warren County United Way facilitiates this distribution for programs in this community.
Your contribution, big or small, makes a difference! And, 100% of your donation goes directly to organizations serving Warren County!