Earlier this week on Regional Radio News, we outlined ten DeWitt County organizations that received support from the United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois.
Ryan Huffer with the United Way says it's easy to become part of their umbrella of support. He explains they recently broadened the requirements for who they can support and feels it's worth a call to them to find out if you might qualify.
Applying for the investment opportunity through the United Way is a lot like grant writing. Huffer explains they want to know things like what is an organization's budget, how do they impact whoever they are serving and how does that impact compare to someone who may not be in their program.
Huffer explains they serve DeWitt, Macon and Piatt Counties among others in central Illinois and seek to support non-profits and make their communities as strong as possible.
Huffer says they chose community investment intentionally because they view their role as investing in the community. He adds they also hold their non-profits accountable by checking in with them periodically to find out if the investment is paying dividends.
To get more information on the United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois, you can visit uwdecatur.org or contact them at 217-422-8537.