Member Agencies

All member agencies must have nonprofit status and request funding for services in Christian County. 2018-2019 agencies include:

The American Red Cross, Illinois Capital Area Chapter provides relief to victims of disasters and helps residents prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region helps children reach their full potential through life changing, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Boy Scouts of America, Abraham Lincoln Council and Lincoln Trail Council provide youth programs that instill scouting values in boys and girls to prepare them to make ethical choices and to achieve their full potential.

Boyd Dappert Recreational Area for Christian County provides area youth groups, for conservation, education, recreation, and other activities for scouts, schools, 4H, church groups, or any similar organization.

Camp New Hope provides a safe and caring camp for people with developmental disabilities to experience fun and companionship, allowing a break for families and caregivers.

Christian County Ag Literacy increases agriculture literacy through K-12 education with Ag-in-the-classroom programs.

Christian County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) offers high school seniors the tools, encouragement, and opportunity to return to their home town to start successful businesses, create and retain jobs, encourage entrepreneurship, and give back to the community.

Christian County Historical Society and Museum continues to provide a historical resource for student groups, adult groups, and individual tours with an enriching look into the past as it relates to Christian County.

Christian County Prevention Coalition is a group of volunteers from various sectors of the community working toward a community free of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse by individuals in general and youth in particular.

Christian County YMCA strengthens the community by emphasizing Christian principles in programming focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The “Y” provides values-based programs and services for over 8,000 individuals in Christian County.

Community Mission Center provides those in need in Christian County with clothing, furniture, household, and hygiene items.

Faith In Action assists the elderly, homebound, disabled, and their families to maintain their independence, dignity,k and quality of life by providing minor home repairs, transportation, respite care, and errand running, which allows individuals to remain independent in their own homes.

Five Loaves and Two Fish provides food to those who struggle financially and live in the Mt. Auburn area.

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois is a program to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

Girls Scouts of Central Illinois is an informal educational program designed to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Hope House of Central Illinois is United Way’s newest supported member agency. Hope House is a refuge for grieving parents and their families to find hope following the loss of a child. They hope to soon secure all funding to be able to build the retreat home. You can find out more at

Jesus Loves You Ministries provides transportation to legal obligations and drug rehabilitation services for those who need it as they turn their lives around.

Kemmerer Village’s Equine Therapy allows children to learn about themselves, other people, and how to interact with the world. Equine Therapy is open to all 100 children in the Residential and Foster Care programs which serves children from all across Illinois.

Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center provides class and educational material on topics such as what to expect during pregnancy, how to care for your newborn baby, nutrition, bonding, emotional and cognitive development, and discipline.

Midland Area Food Pantry provides food to those who struggle financially and live in the Midland/South Fork area.

Mission for Taylorville is an inter-denominational Taylorville community mission to help people by doing jobs around their homes that they are not able to do themselves.

Pana EMS volunteers give emergency medical care to those in need in the Pana and rural Pana area.

Senior Citizens of Christian County administers county-wide handicapped accessible van services for seniors 60 years and older.

SHADOW Home provides shelter for homeless, abandoned or abused women and their children to break the cycle of hopelessness and dependency.

Taylorville Community Garden provides access to a community garden experience while cultivating community through education and locally grown food.

Taylorville Ministerial Association provides short-term assistance to individuals and families in need through food, lodging, or fuel vouchers.

Youth Service Bureau provides emergency shelter, counseling, and referral services to youth who are runaways, homeless, or experiencing behavioral or family problems including abuse or neglect.

To apply for United Way of Christian County funding, contact us at or 217-824-8404.