Why give to the Kewanee Area United Way? The main goal is to address the root causes of poverty in our area.


Part of being a caring member of your community is speaking up for the people, causes, and concerns that matter. 


Volunteering for a cause, organization or person that you believe in lets you contribute in a very personal way.


Improving The Greater Henry & Stark County Area

For over half of a century, KAUW has been bringing people and resources together to improve lives within our communities. We are a leading private health and human services partner working with numerous local agencies. The list of agencies that receive grants each year is located under the Community Involvment/agencies. Click this link to read more about the agencies with whom we work.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Policy

“Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society.  Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race as well as other factors are dismantled and no longer predicate socioeconomic, education and health outcomes"

To this end, Kewanee Area United Way (KAUW) Policy commits:

To strive to engage all levels of the communities KAUW serves to achieve inclusion in Kewanee Area United Way; evaluate the equitable inclusion of all segments of the population that KAUW serves during selection of vendors; evaluate the equitable inclusion of all segments of the population that partner agencies serve during the yearly grant award selections; equitably make available resources, programs, etc. to all segments of the population that KAUW serves; to encourage the dismantling of any historical disenfranchisement of any segment of the population served by KAUW and to review this policy at least once every three years and display this policy on the KAUW social media outlets, including”

KAUW further commits to work with residents as well as public and private partners to create solutions so that the communities served, have the resources, support, and opportunity to achieve financial stability, reach educational goals and standards and maintain healthy lifestyles through awareness and advocacy.

Towns/ZipCodes served by Kewanee Area United Way

Bishop Hill-61419


Giving to the Kewanee Area United Way Campaign provides a way for people to give back to their community and help neighbors in time of need.  To donate through the website, click on is link HOW YOU CAN HELP tab.

Will or Living Trust - One of the easiest ways to support your philanthropic interest. A bequest through your will or living trust allows you to support your community while retaining complete control over your assets during your lifetime.  Contact your bank or your financial advisor to create your bequest or living trust.  Keep your legacy going!


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Kewanee Area United Way works with government, non-profit and for profit organizations to form collaborations and partnerships.

We ensure that your dollars are used efficiently and effectively to address the root causes of poverty in our local community. We do this by striving to eliminate duplications of service.

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Our Programs

We are a community-based, non-profit support organization which motivates and inspires people to make a difference. We work together with our neighbors and local non- profit agencies to identify the unmet needs in our area.



Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction...

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Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. However, many children in the Kewanee Area service area...

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As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing...

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SingleCare formerly FamilyWize

SingleCare formerly FamilyWize

Through Kewanee Area United Way's partnership with SingleCare, free prescription discount cards are available for our residents. 

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