Kindergarten Readiness


Tracking Progress,
Creating Success

Do you ever wonder how your child is doing during the work day? Are they building with blocks, playing with friends or eating their lunch? At The Children's Learning Center at Goodwill of Southern Indiana, parents don't have to wonder...

High School Graduation


Music's Impact on
Academic Success

Academy of Music Production Education and Development (AMPED) - one of Metro United Way's Black Male Achievement Innovation Fund grantees - is a quality out-of-school time program that aims to provide a safe environment for youth to explore their creativity through music...

Health and Well Being


Healthy Eating Is A
Foundation For Success

One of the easiest ways to set your child's foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating is to get them involved in planning and cooking meals. They will be excited to help you prepare dinner by measuring and mixing ingredients while learning math and science as well as valuable health and wellness lessons at the same time...

Family Stability


Moving Families from Crisis to Long-Term Stability

When families are stable, our community is stronger and everyone wins. One way that Metro United Way helps individuals strengthen their families is through a partnership with the Siemer Institute for Family Stability, a national, integrated, and comprehensive model to prevent family homelessness and reduce school mobility...

Our Vision: A Community Whose People Achieve Their Fullest Potential Through Education, Financial Stability And Healthy Lives.
Our Mission: Improve Lives and Our Community by Engaging People to Give, Advocate and Volunteer.
Live United: It's A Credo. A Mission. A Goal.
A constant reminder that when we ensure everyone achieves their fullest potential, we improve our community. We help our children succeed in school. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer.


Board Chair Jane Morreau recently announced that the Board of Directors has approved the selection of Theresa Reno-Weber to become the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Metro United Way, effective January 1, 2017. Reno-Weber will succeed Joe Tolan, who is retiring in late December after 30 years of service with Metro United Way, including the last 15 years as President and CEO.

Read the press release HERE.

Louisville, KY was recently named one of six Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winners! At Metro United Way, we are very proud to play a key role in several initiatives that helped our community win this distinguished prize.

"It kept me out of trouble."  WATCH TaMarrick's story about the role of quality OST programs in his life.



Joe Tolan

Joe Tolan

President & CEO
Metro United Way

Founded in 1917, Metro United Way (MUW) is proud to serve a city that is now recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for its culture of health. And, we are very proud to play a key role in several initiatives that helped our community win this distinguished prize.

Education is MUW's top priority, but we know that quality education leads to better income and a healthier life. RWJF defines health in the broadest possible terms, also recognizing that many things, including better education, lead to better health. MUW leads two major collective impact initiatives to improve the quality of education for our city's children. At the request of Mayor Greg Fisher, we have served since 2014 as convener for the Ready for K Alliance, the early care and education pillar of Louisville's new Cradle to Career pipeline. In this role, we are bringing together key stakeholders in academia, government, business, and philanthropy to increase kindergarten readiness across the city so that our kids get a stronger start on lifelong learning and success in life...




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