Our Story

United Way fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.

About Us

For 80 years, United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties has mobilized caring people to invest in communities where resources are needed most.

Funder. Thought Leader. Convener. Advocate. These words describe the role that United Way plays within the Kankakee and Iroquois county region. We are connected to a network of United Ways and draw from those relationships as well as those within the local philanthropic community, to refine how we allocate funds to maximize their impact.


United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their full potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.


To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. 

We mobilize the caring power of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties by:

  • directing resources to partners and communities across our geographic footprint,

  • bringing direct service providers, business and philanthropic communities, and local institutions together to tackle some of the biggest issues affecting our region,

  • raising awareness of community needs and advocating for sufficient resources to support human service provision.




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