Soaring to New Heights

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Big Leap gifts will:

Support kids getting ready for kindergarten and honing their reading skills.

Give a hand to grown-ups and families as they work to become more financially stable.

Help communities become more resilient as more people can provide for their loved ones, save up for emergencies, eliminate debt, and buy a place to call home.

Heart of Indiana United Way Announces Opening of New Request for Proposals (RFP)

The RFP encompasses funding opportunities for programs in focus areas aligned with Heart of Indiana United Way’s mission, including education, financial stability, and community resilience in the following counties: Delaware, Henry, Fayette, Madison, and Randolph. We invite proposals that demonstrate clear impact on those who work hard but have limited money, are ALICE—Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed, and those who have been left out in the past.

Help Struggling Families Avoid Losing Heat

Friend to Friend Utility Assistance

Heart of Indiana United Way is again partnering with other community partners to provide support
through the Friend to Friend Utility assistance fund. Frigid temperatures produce larger utility bills than normal and thousands of families across our region struggle to stay warm safely.

Navigating Your Way to Health Insurance  

From November 1 to January 15, people not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, or employer insurance can shop for healthcare plans at Healthcare.gov. As the Public Health Emergency put in place during the pandemic is ending, Indiana is doing redeterminations. If you have recently lost your Medicaid Coverage, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), or Hoosier Healthwise (HHW) coverage, now is the time to explore your options on the Marketplace.

Heart-to-Heart Connections: Expanding Our Impact to Touch More Lives

Muncie Power Products employee Ben Gillum volunteered at United Day Care Center as part of Heart of Indiana United Way's 2022 Day of Action

Our mission has always been to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person. Our commitment to fostering stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities remains unwavering. Each day, we strive to bring about positive change by connecting people, pooling resources, and addressing the most pressing needs of our communities.

Plan Your Legacy Today—A True Gift from the Heart


Even if your estate is small or you are a lower income household—making a will is still critical, especially if you have children or are in a single-headed household. Heart of Indiana United Way has a free resource through FreeWill to help you outline your wishes in as little as 20 minutes. Find out more about FreeWill and get started at www.heartofindiana.org/freewill.

Donor Advised Funds Can Help Nonprofits and Donors Alike

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

For donors who are passionate about making a big difference in the lives of ALICE families, using a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to make your gift could have strategic advantages. DAFs are a giving vehicle which allows people, families, and organizations to make charitable donations, receive immediate tax benefits, and recommend grants to charities over time.

Heart of Indiana United Way Works to Meet A Critical Gap in Benefits   

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

We fight for the children of our region. Our coalitions, funded partners, and direct-service programs ensure children have access to books and words in their homes, provide volunteers for high-dosage reading tutoring, offer wrap around supports to their families through our THRIVE Network, or help them overcome adverse childhood experiences through positive experiences and programs that strengthen safety-net services.