Our Partners

United Way of Kankakee & Iroquois Counties' 2023-2024 Partner Organizations

We are proud to partner with a powerful network of community organizations that tackle complex issues facing Kankakee and Iroquois counties. The work of these accredited 501(c)3 nonprofits aligns with United Way's impact goals, demonstrates organizational strength and shows a commitment to improving the quality of life for our neighbors.

Health Impact Programs

  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
    • Senior Nutrition Program
  • Center of Hope
    • Food Security Program
  • Child Network
    • Children's Advocacy Center
    • Court Appointed Advocates
  • Clove Alliance
    • Trauma Counseling Services
    • Medical & Legal Advocacy
  • Easterseals, Joliet Region
    • Pediatric Therapy
  • Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health
    • Child and Family Services
    • Outpatient Case Management
  • Iroquois Mental Health Center
    • Psychiatric Services
  • Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
    • Medical Services
  • Options Center for Independent Living
    • Emergency Services & Assistive Technology Program

Education Impact Programs

  • Clove Alliance
    • Community Engagement & Prevention Services
  • Kankakee Community College - ALIVE
    • ALIVE Literacy - Adult Literacy Initiative Volunteers Expanded
    • Baby Talk Program
  • Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
    • HOPE Mentoring Program

Financial Stability Impact Programs

  • Agape Community Outreach Mission
    • Moving Forward Program
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
    • Money Management Program
    • Homeless Prevention Services
    • Horizons Joint Transitional Housing
  • Clove Alliance
    • Case Management Services
  • Fortitude
    • Supportive Services
  • Prairie State Legal Services
    • Civil Legal Aid


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Other donor support was also designated to: A More Excellent Way, ARC of Iroquois, Lord's Lambs Food Pantry, Run-A-Way Buckers, and Salvation Army - Kankakee.

How do we determine where funding goes?

Thousands of generous community members make annual gifts to United Way's Community Investment Fund. United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties allocates these gifts via grants to local organizations working to create lasting, measurable change in the areas of education, health and financial stability.  

Local nonprofits serving Kankakee and Iroquois Counties are invited to apply anually. The grant process is competitive every year. Funding is based on recommendations from community investment volunteers, with feedback provided by our Community Impact Committee, and overseen by the United Way Board of Directors.