United Way announces more than $2.3 million invested into local services

SPRINGFIELD - The United Way of Central Illinois has announced that more than $2.3 million has been invested in services and programs that benefit communities throughout the area this year.

United Way officials say that amount includes $1,656,493 in Community Fund investments to local health and human service initiatives, $591,840 in donor-directed funds, and more than $72,000 to fund services such as 2-1-1, Get Connected, and United Way's Venture Fund.  Officials also say that they saw a 1.4 percent increase in donations to the United Way Community Fund, resulting in 38 local programs seeing a boost in funding.

The United Way's Board of Directors have also voted to expand Community Fund eligibility to any local nonprofit program that's aligned with United Way's four focus areas, which include basic needs, education, financial stability, and health.  For a complete list of programs receiving funding, visit http://springfieldunitedway.org/our-work/community-fund/funded-programs/.

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