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What's Our 180United Approach

WE spark 180-degree change through three key efforts


PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY for a thriving Mclean County

Your support funds workforce development opportunities, educational access, mental and emotional health support, and more that directly offset the drivers of poverty.


COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS for a network of support

With your support, we build bridges between area service providers by coordinating and convening services to create a network of support for area residents for an exponential impact.


180UNITED for an innovative mindset

When we partner together, it sparks a united, solutions-based approach that makes a lasting difference for community members and shapes a vibrant future for McLean County.


See Our Solutions

We close the gaps


Our community has dozens of excellent and needed resources for residents who are struggling. But there are gaps between these services that exasperate their struggles.


With almost 100 years of experience in rallying community response to local needs, United Way of McLean County has a prime vantage point. We see the entire landscape of support services—and the gaps.   


We close those gaps by coordinating and convening support between agencies. Residents no longer fall through the gaps as they find support to overcome the obstacles they face.



We do what works


Our role historically has been funding the good work of local service providers. But after the support landscape changed, United Way of McLean County needed to shift gears. We looked at our strengths and the needs in the community, and we saw an opportunity to spark true change.


It started with a commitment to do what works, rather than doing what we’ve always done. We embraced 180-degree change in our approach to spark more change in our community.


We do what works by quickly responding to community needs and shifting resources to initiatives that solve the problem at the root. Residents find the support they need, right when they need it, to pursue and secure their own stability and prosperity.