Frequently Asked Questions

What does United Way of LaPorte County do?
  • Assess community needs.
  • Act as a catalyst and facilitator to bring partners and others in the community together to address the needs in our county.
  • Raise funds to support these efforts.
  • Participate in regional collaborations and initiatives that focus on our common needs to access regional dollars and best practices.


What do we do with the money we raise?

What is your return on investment? United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.  It is the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world with 125 years of community organization and leadership experience in the U.S. and world-wide activity dating back more than 80 years.

United Way sees the opportunity and recognizes the obligation to help address and overcome the many troubling trends and conditions confronting our nation and our community, including: a struggling education systems, personal and family financial instability, and critical health risks.


United Way World-Wide Vision: United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, financial stability, and healthy lives.

At the heart of United Way’s vision is a community of interconnected individuals, groups, and institutions working together for the benefit of all.  This sense of collective interest is what we mean by the common good.  It’s the United Way’s point of view that we will only realize the results we are seeking for our nation when everyone has a stake in creating healthier and more prosperous communities.


Our Mission: The mission of United Way of LaPorte County is to improve the lives of the people of LaPorte County by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Our United Way serves as a backbone organization at the local level that connects various groups, networks, and sectors together to solve shared problems and strengthen our communities to move into the future in a united and positive way.  We provide the leadership and mobilizing force needed to ensure that passionate people and organizations have a means to bring their resources and expertise together to get things done.