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 History

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 the 2-1-1 information and help line, was established in 1938. In 1958, the organization became a United Fund.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

The United Way of Southwestern Indiana values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and we also consider the importance of Belonging for marginalized people as we intend to LIVE UNITED.

We believe that every person has value and brings substantial value to our community. Their lived experiences, race, ethnicity, citizenship, nationality, socio-economic status, gender identity, gender roles, sexual orientation, age, religion, and/or diverse abilities enrich our collective community.

While acknowledging that historical barriers still exist, we intend to foster this commitment through collaboration, discussions, and ongoing training that encourages the United Way of Southwestern Indiana and its partners to be leaders in building avenues to genuinely honor the diversity that we each bring.

Submitted by the DEI Committee: July 28, 2021
Approved by Board of Directors: August 25, 2021

For a list of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee members, click here.

MORNING FLIGHT GOLFERS: We are still on for this morning. The ECC and UWSWI staff will monitor the weather for lightning and will make a call as soon as possible. We may have a delay.

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