United Way of Southwestern Indiana

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United Way of Southwestern Indiana

Founded in 1922, the United Way of Southwestern Indiana first began as a local Community Chest organization. It funded 17 agencies in southwestern Indiana. In 1937, the United Way began to do more than raise and allocate funds and began focusing on addressing needs in the community. The Forerunner to First Call for Help, now our 2-1-1 information and help line, was established in 1938. In 1958, the organization became a United Fund.

Our Mission

Unite resources to understand and address priority community issues.

Our Vision

Communities where all individuals and families

have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Our Credo

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability

of every person in our community.

United Way of Southwestern Indiana

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I am honored to serve as United Way’s President and CEO.  I love what we do here at the United Way, and as I have spent more time meeting the people we serve, the volunteers who give their time, and our donors who generously offer their hard-earned dollars, I am constantly reminded of the passion to serve others. United Way of Southwestern Indiana plays a vital role in the lives of so many in the three-county region of Vanderburgh, Warrick and Spencer Counties.  It is a privilege to serve in this compassionate community that strives to further United Way’s mission by supporting our neighbors to self-sufficiency. Only with your continued support do we make these great things happen!

If you are interested in setting up a campaign for your company, volunteering your time, or asking some questions, please feel free to reach out to me at

812-422-4100 or acanterbury@unitedwayswi.org. Thank you for choosing to LIVE UNITED!


Amy Canterbury, President and CEO


We’re proud to have received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.  This rating means we’ve taken steps to have strong financial health and accountability.  To see our profile on the Charity Navigator website, visit https://www.charitynavigator.org

Community/Annual Reports


2015 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report


Annual Meeting

Each year, we celebrate the individuals, organizations, and businesses that provided exceptional support in helping us fulfill our mission through volunteerism, advocacy and giving over the past year.   Take a look at photos from our 2018 Annual Meeting – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10155913889895845.1073741882.59207525844&type=1&l=cc17ffd877.