The Indiana Association of United Ways (IaUW) helps 60 independent, community United Ways and Funds in Indiana improve the lives of local residents. Locally based and governed by local community leaders, United Ways address their community needs. The Indiana Association is a network providing tools and resources to help members be successful. IaUW is abbreviated with a small “a” to emphasize the power of association. Learning, consultation, successful models, grants, and advocacy support the work of staff and volunteers in each community.
IaUW administers grants for local resource development focusing on strong community change and investment for clear outcomes. IaUW also administers the statewide Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network is a granted program of the association training nonprofit staff and volunteers statewide. Nonprofit Processing and Accounting Services, a self-supporting arm of IaUW that increases member stability, serves United Ways in 16 states. IaUW is a primary supporter of the Indiana 211 Partnership, and the Indiana Afterschool Network is also affiliated with the state association.
A volunteer board represents association members, meeting quarterly. An annual conference, group training events, individual board consultation, Webinars, coaching, and conference calls are primary to service delivery.