The Community Impact Fund

United Way’s Community Impact Fund is changing lives! Every two years, our grant funding process opens for programs working to improve Education, Income or Health to apply for two years of funding. The review process is thorough, volunteer-led, and competitive. All programs receive a site visit by a team of community volunteers and are scrutinized by the Community Impact Committee and the Board of Directors. All decisions are made on a local level. United Way assures that every program that receives a Community Impact Fund grant is making significant, measurable change in our community!

Community Impact Fund Grants - Fiscal Years 2017-2018

The choice of whether to apply for Community Impact Fund grants, and which Building Block area to apply under, is determined solely by individual programs.

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Program Title



Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Based Mentoring

Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation

Emergency Basic Services Fund

Courage Connection

Child and Family Support

Developmental Services Center

Family Development Center

Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

Academic Support Program


Saturday Morning Tutoring

Mahomet Area Youth Club

Mahomet Seymour Junior High Program

Champaign Unit 4 Schools

Operation Hope

Urbana Adult Education

Urbana Adult Education Program

Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center

Community Study Center





Community Elements

Runaway Homeless Youth

Community Elements

Times Center

Courage Connection

Income Stabilization

Cunningham Children's Home

Vocational Options

Developmental Services Center

Community Employment

Habitat for Humanity

Financial Education

Salt & Light

Financial Education

Salvation Army

Emergency Social Services

U of I Extension

Money Mentors Program

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Emergency Shelter for Families






Victim Advocate Program

Center for Youth &  Family Solutions

Family Counseling

Crisis Nursery

Safe Children and Strong Families

Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County

The Resource Connection

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Support Services Program

Developmental Services Center

Apartment Services

Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Food Fund

Family Advocacy

Family Preservation and Success Program

Family Service of Champaign County


Family Service of Champaign County

Meals On Wheels-Champaign

Family Service of Champaign County

Senior Counseling and Advocacy

Family Service of Champaign County

Senior Transportation

Greater Community AIDS Project

Harvest to Home


Home Delivered Meals

Prairie Center

New Beginnings Parent Program

Prairielands Council BSA

Member Impact Initiative

Promise Health Care

Medical Service Adults

Promise Health Care

Medical Services Children

Promise Health Care

Smile Healthy at FNHC


Safety Net Request - Crisis Line



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