Health

Education

Financial Security

Safety Net

Health

We’re fighting for access to preventive care, behavioral and mental health services and nutritious foods for everyone in our region.

Education

We’re enabling equitable access to quality education and support services so that all children can thrive.

Financial Security

We’re supporting programs that put our neighbors on the path to financial security and economic mobility.

Safety Net

We champion the dignity of every person in every neighborhood by ensuring access to basic needs.

The United Way Difference

United Way of Metro Chicago fights for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood across the region.

Health

Health has the potential to impact multiple aspects of a person’s life. Yet in Chicago, residents don’t have equitable access to the systems that contribute to good health. We’re committed to improving access to quality health care by supporting organizations that help people navigate insurance options and connect them with primary care physicians, preventative programs and mental health services. Read More

Education

Strong communities exist when children can access quality educational opportunities. Due to inequitable systems and structures, students in low-income areas often do not receive the support they need to reach their full potential. We’re working to break the cycle by ensuring all kids have access to quality pre-K and after-school enrichment programs, home visits and physical and mental health services. Read More

Financial Stability

Financial security is critical for people to live productive lives. Yet, too many people in our region know what it’s like to be chronically unemployed or underemployed. We lay the groundwork for economic mobility by supporting programs that connect people with living-wage jobs, affordable banking solutions and the tools for financial literacy. Read More

Safety Net

A person’s most basic need is assurance that they are safe and that they have access to food and shelter. Yet hunger, homelessness and domestic abuse threaten the stability of many residents in our region. We’re working to stabilize individuals and families in crisis by increasing access to food, shelter, legal assistance and safety from abuse. Read More

Our Network

Donors

Generate change through charitable giving.

40000000

Generously given in fiscal year 2018

Volunteers

Create community through impactful service.

100

Gave of their time and talent in fiscal year 2018

Affinity Groups

Expand our reach through networking and fundraising.

1200

Raised $3.07 million in fiscal year 2018

Workplace Partners

Galvanize your employees through community investment.

800

Joined the fight in fiscal year 2018

Agency Partners

Advance the community through neighborhood-focused strategies.

15.4

Awarded to 176 partners in fiscal year 2019

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Meet Our Workplace Partners

BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America....

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Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset...

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KPMG is a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services....

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UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized...

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PwC is a multinational professional services network of firms committed to delivering quality in...

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Exelon is a FORTUNE 100 company that work​s in every stage of the energy​​​ business: power...

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Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the...

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ITW is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader....

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AT&T Inc. is a modern media company whose mission is to inspire human progress through the...

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EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services....

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Wells Fargo & Company provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well...

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AbbVie is a research-based global biopharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative,...

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Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned...

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Allstate is the nation’s largest publicly held insurer for personal lines....

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Nalco Company is the world's leading water treatment and process improvement company....

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Sargent & Lundy provides comprehensive services for complex power generation and power...

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Peoples Gas is a regulated natural gas utility serving the city of Chicago....

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Fifth Third Bank, is an Ohio-chartered bank and the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, a...

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Aon is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, reinsurance,...

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Harris Associates L.P. is a Chicago-based investment company that manages equity strategies offered...

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Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, offering a full range of...

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Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with three primary businesses: Comcast...

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Enterprise is the largest car rental company in the U.S.offering extensive car rental, carsharing,...

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Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services firm that provides strategy,...

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Baird is an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity...

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