When we have strong households we are creating pathways out of poverty to prosperity which is a win for all of us. This builds a strong Greater Louisville region and ensures we are meeting needs, providing opportunities, and building futures for every person in every neighborhood.
Sources: Zillow ZORI metric, Louisville Metro Housing, Coalition for the Homeless, Feeding America, Opportunity Atlas, MUW data analysis
What We're Doing Together
- Offering financial coaching for individuals in WORKFORCE TRAINING.
- Providing INVESTMENTS and CAPACITY BUILDING for entrepreneurs in marginalized communities.
- Facilitating consultation for employers to CREATE INVITING WORKPLACES for diverse populations.
- Giving FREE TAX ASSISTANCE to leverage Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).
- Preventing HOMELESSNESS and SCHOOL INSTABILITY through investments and training.
- Ensuring everyone has access to MAINSTREAM FINANCIAL EDUCATION and BANKING SERVICES.
- Providing 2-1-1 HELP CENTER to connect those in need with a vast network of resources.
- Supplying HOMEOWNERSHIP SUPPORTS.
- Identifying urgent needs and leading VOLUNTEER projects, events, and experiences that meet those needs.
- Leveraging technology to create a cross-sector COORDINATED CARE EFFORT.
- BUILDING BEDS for kids who need them.
- INVESTING IN and BUILDING CAPACITY of organizations that provide safety net services.
We are working collaboratively to help individuals increase their earned income as well as expand access to resources for entrepreneurs that are underrepresented. We are also helping to meet urgent, basic needs like housing, transportation, food, and more.
Here are some of the proven, long-standing programs and initiatives as well as innovative solutions that we work together on every day.
Transforming neighborhoods from the inside outLearn More
2-1-1 is a free and confidential information and referral service that helps people face life challenges, often for the first time, by connecting them to the local resources they need. It’s available in over 100 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Learn More
We identify the most pressing issues in our community, and we harness the power of volunteers, like you, to provide solutions through service. Volunteers are vital to the strength of our community.Learn More
United Community is a coordinated care network of health, education, and social care providers.Learn More
YALift! is a guaranteed income pilot program to empower young adults to forge their own path toward financial security.Learn More
Studies have proven a good night’s sleep is vital for a child’s ability to pay attention, learn and succeed in school. Build-a-Bed is a Metro United Way signature initiative primarily in our Southern Indiana region.Learn More
Align Southern Indiana
Metro United Way is a key supporter of Align Southern Indiana, whose mission is to actively facilitate a shared regional process that will align resources, address needs and produce sustainable solutions resulting in our region achieving its potential as a best place to live, work and play.Learn More
Fund Black Founders
An innovative approach to creating pathways of poverty to prosperity by investing in Black entrepreneurs with financial and social capital.Learn More
Siemer Institute Partnership
One way that Metro United Way helps individuals strengthen their families is through a partnership with the Siemer Institute; this program works to prevent family homelessness and reduce school mobility so that families gain financial security and their children can succeed in school.Learn More
Housing Pilot in Southern Indiana
Through community partnerships, we have launched a housing pilot in Southern Indiana that will move individuals along the spectrum to becoming first-time homeowners and will inform on additional service needs and service gaps as they relate to sustainable housing.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)Learn More
Financial Coaching & Workforce Training
More details to come!
More details to come!
Bank on Louisville
Bank On Louisville is a collaboration between financial institutions, community-based organizations and local government to ensure that all residents have the opportunity to be financially healthy.
553 kids served this past year, 99% households were able to avoid a disruptive school move, 60% were able to increase their income stability, and 61% were able to improve their housing stability through our partnership with Siemer Institute.
Read real stories from real people impacted by this important work!
More than 250,000 people were impacted by MUW-supported programs for the health and basic needs of individuals and families in our seven-county region.
2,057 individuals in homeless prevention programs; 77% made progress toward financial sufficiency
41,953 people contacted MUW's 211 call center for emergency assistance and referral
7,041 people sought free tax assistance and MUW-supported programs helped return $9 million in refunds to them
417 people sought skills development and training; 77% attained gainful employment
It will take all of us working together to ensure every household in our community is strong. Join us and invest today.