The Community Impact Fund

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One Gift. Big Impact.

United Way's Community Impact Fund Grants are a key part of our fight to improve the future of Champaign County.

Every two years, our grant funding process opens for programs working to improve Health, Education or Financial Stability 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. 

Community Impact Fund Grants - Fiscal Years 2019-2020

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Program Title



Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates

Victim Advocate Program

Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County

The Resource Connection

Courage Connection

Basic Services

Crisis Nursery

Basic Services

Developmental Services Center

Apartment Services

Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Champaign County Food Fund

Family Service of Champaign County


Family Service of Champaign County

Meals on Wheels

Family Service of Champaign County

Senior Counseling and Advocacy

Family Service of Champaign County

Senior Transportation

Promise Healthcare

Medical Care for Low Income Adults

Promise Healthcare

Medical Care for Low Income Children

Promise Healthcare

SmileHealthy Dental Center

Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services

Sexual Violence Prevention Education

Rosecrance Champaign/Urbana

New Beginnings Program

Sarah Bush Lincoln PeaceMeal

Champaign County Home Delivered Meals

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions

Family Counseling





Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois

Community-Based Mentoring

Champaign Community Unit School District #4

Operation Hope

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Head Start/Early Head Start READY! For Kindergarten

Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation

SOS Fund

Developmental Services Center

Family Development

Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

Academic Support Program


DREAAM Kindergarten Success Program

Mahomet Area Youth Club

MAYC Jr. High Program

Rantoul City Schools #137

Afterschool Programming

Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center

Community Study Center

Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center

Intensive Literacy and Homework Assistance Program

Urbana School District #116 DBA Urbana Adult Education






Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Bridge to Subsidized Housing Utility Assistance Program

Champaign County Regional Planning Commission

Emergency Shelter for Families

Cunningham Children's Home

Cunningham Vocational Options Program

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen


Developmental Services Center

Community Employment

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County

Financial Capability Program

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Legal Help for Champaign County Homeowners

University of Illinois Extension

Money Mentors

Urbana School District #116 DBA Urbana Adult Education

Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)



All Impact Areas  - 2-1-1


The choice of program submitted for grant consideration and the Impact area is determined solely by the applying programs.

Not all local organizations choose to apply for a Community Impact Fund Grant.