Empowering Change:
Where Your Donations Flourish

Values & Life Skills

Values & Life Skills

Anthony Wayne Area Boy Scouts provides active participatory programs that teach young people life skills, values, and outdoor skills that lead to an increased sense of self-reliance and self-worth.

Fun Educational Programs

Fun Educational Programs

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana provides fun and informal educational programs for girls of all ages, with activities designed specifically to help girls develop critical life skills.

Recreation for All Ages

Recreation for All Ages

Bryant Community Center connects all ages with activities including Senior Days, Euchre, 4-H, Church Sports, Kids Night Out, & more. Hosts Boys and Girls Club too.

Bryant Community Center
Versatile Gathering Space

Versatile Gathering Space

Pennville Community Center is open to all community members for their use. As the only large meeting room in the Pennville area it serves as a meeting place for Scouts, 4-H Clubs, the Grange, and Arts in the Park. It is also used for many family reunions and special events of many civic organizations.

Pennville Community Center
Tailgate Program

Tailgate Program

Second Harvest Food Bank provides the School Pantry Program at The Jay County Fairgrounds.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Inclusive Community Center

Inclusive Community Center

West Jay Community Center provides a meeting place for Headstart pre-school; Jay School’s Latchkey Program; senior citizens programming, center for civic groups’ activities; private receptions and reunions; Arts in the Park programming; business meetings; and other community entertainment functions.

West Jay Community Center
Inclusive Support Services

Inclusive Support Services

Jay County Association for Crippled Children and Adults provides assistance, education, and provides special aids or service to handicapped children and adults in Jay County.

Jay County Association For Crippled Childrenand Adults
Champion Others Abilities

Champion Others Abilities

Jayland Partners, Inc. provides Support for those with disabilities and their families..

Jayland Partners
Empowering Youth of the Community

Empowering Youth of the Community

Jay County Boys/Girls Club provides a safe and healthy environment for our community youth. Offers a high quality facility for the purposes of recreation, socialization, and academic endeavor.

Jay County Boys/Girls Club
Cancer Patient Aid

Cancer Patient Aid

Jay County Cancer Society provides financial support to local cancer patients for medical and travel expenses involved with treatment. They also host many events to celebrate our victors and remember and honor our fighters.

Jay Co Cancer Society
Jayland Homeless Shelter

Jayland Homeless Shelter

Assistance for those who are Homeless

Provides temporary shelter to those in need.

Jayland Homeless Shelter
Youth Services Bureau

Youth Services Bureau

Born to Learn/ Keeping At Risk Students in School (KARSS Program). Provides assistance to Healthy Families program using the Born to Learn curriculum which addresses the care of infants, assisting the parents in preparation for the educational setting.

Youth Services Bureau
Jay-Randolph Developmental Services

Jay-Randolph Developmental Services

JRDS is a private non-profit community social service agency serving people with special needs. Community based programs include community independence, community sheltered employment, community employment services, group homes, Home & Community elderly or disabled services, semi-independent services, habilitation training, and early intervention services. Center based programs include basic life skills and sheltered employment

A Better Life - Brianna's Hope

A Better Life - Brianna's Hope

An addiction support and recovery program

A Better Life - Brianna's Hope

At United Way, our dedication to fostering personal growth and overcoming obstacles is exemplified by our collaborative approach. By working hand in hand with a diverse array of individuals, we strive to provide the essential resources and support necessary to navigate life's challenges. Our commitment to this mission is underpinned by a deep-seated belief in the inherent dignity and worth of every person we have the privilege of serving.

In the spirit of our motto, ""Uplift and strengthen lives, one person at a time, by ensuring that no one is left behind in their journey towards a brighter future," we embark on a multifaceted journey of empowerment. Our organization's philosophy is grounded in the understanding that lasting change begins at the individual level. Through tailored programs spanning education, healthcare, financial literacy, and community development, we address the unique needs of diverse communities. By providing targeted support, we strive to create an inclusive environment where individuals can not only overcome immediate challenges but also chart a course towards sustained success.

A cornerstone of our approach is the belief in the strength of collective action. We actively seek out and forge partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and community leaders, recognizing that collaboration magnifies our impact. This network amplifies the reach of our initiatives, fostering a ripple effect that extends far beyond our immediate efforts. In doing so, we endeavor to build bridges between communities, creating a tapestry of shared resources and mutual support.

Our mission extends beyond individual empowerment; it encompasses the creation of resilient communities. Rooted in a commitment to justice and equity, we work to dismantle barriers that impede progress. Through targeted interventions, advocacy, and strategic alliances, we aim to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment that transcends immediate challenges. Our vision is one where everyone, regardless of their background, can contribute to and benefit from the strength of a united community.

United Way is not merely an organization—it's a movement. Fueled by compassion, empathy, and a shared vision for a more equitable world, we are on a collective journey toward positive transformation. Our tireless efforts are not just changing individual lives; they are laying the foundation for a legacy of compassion, solidarity, and hope that will endure across generations. Together, we are not only addressing the needs of today but actively shaping a future where the principles of inclusivity and support are ingrained in the fabric of society.

Volunteer Now

Our Funding Goal

Please help us reach our goal of $40,000 for the 2023/2024 Campaign so that we will be able to fund much needed programs and projects in our community.


Community First

Nurturing - Together


Who We Are

Our culture
drives what
we do.

Welcome to United Way, where making a difference is our way of life! Picture this: it's 1887, and in the heart of Denver, an unlikely trio - a rabbi, two ministers, and a priest - come together with a common vision. They form the Charity Organizations Society, aiming to plan, coordinate, and fundraise for local services. Little did they know, this small initiative would lay the groundwork for what we now proudly call United Way. Fast forward to 1913, and the first Community Chest is born in Cleveland. It's like a spark igniting a fire as 39 organizations across the nation join the cause.

The roaring '20s and '30s roll in, and local Chambers of Commerce hop on board to establish Community Chests in their communities. We're talking a true united effort! By the time we hit 1948, we've become a force to reckon with, with a whopping 1,000 organizations on our team. And guess what? We even get a cool new name - United Fund. It's all about inclusivity, baby! The '70s come along, and we're thinking, "Why not make it official?" So, United Way of America encourages local organizations to unify under the same United Way banner. Boom! We're United Way, and we mean business!

In 1973, we take our game to a whole new level by teaming up with the NFL. Now we're not just making a difference; we're also catching touchdowns for good causes!

In 2002 Brian Gallagher steps up to the plate as our President, bringing fresh energy and leadership to our crew. And let's not forget the year 2003 - it's like a revolution! We introduce new Membership Standards, adding a touch of transparency and accountability to our already awesome mission. Plus, we've got a new marketing brand - "What Matters" - and a sleek new logo. We're all about keeping it fresh!

Specifically concerning our region in Indiana. Well, back in 1978, 18 United Ways join forces to create the United Way of Indiana, setting the stage for an incredible journey of change and impact. With the generous support of the Lilly Endowment, we launch the Giant Step Initiative in 1990. And boy, does it take us places! By raising $10 million more than the national average since 1991, we prove that giant steps lead to giant victories! In 2004, four community programs kick off in Indiana, fueled by the Lilly Endowment's support. Talk about making waves of positive change!

We've also received a special shout-out as the United Way of Jay County, Inc. Back in 1958, we started as Jay United Fund for You (JUFFY). But we didn't stop there! In 1989, we leveled up to become the United Way of Jay County, Inc. And in 2008, we celebrated half a century of serving Jay County like rockstars! So, if you're looking to be a part of something extraordinary, you've come to the right place. United Way isn't just a name; it's a movement of passionate people making a real difference. Together, we're building a brighter tomorrow for everyone. Welcome to the United Way family - let's change the world!

Board of Directors

President: Tami Vormohr
Vice President: Patrick Wells
Treasurer: Emily Richards
Secretary: Monica Goble
Mike Weitzel
Annie Simmons
Rick Gibson

The next generation of strategy
are here to shape the future.



Every 1st Wednesday of every month we have our giveaways. They are held from 10am to 12pm at the Jay County Fairgrounds.


We have the following: Dunkirk every 2nd and 4th Thursdays 3:30p – 6:00p at. We have the Trinity Arch Bridge Church every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 6:00p – 7:30p. The Asbury Church for those 60 and over on 1st Tuesday 11:30a – 12:30p. And finally Cornerstone Church of Pennville with its pantry open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:00p – 7:00p.


Visit our Volunteer section on this website to learn more and submit a volunteer form, We welcome your support!


Absolutely! We encourage corporate partnerships for workplace campaigns. Contact our corporate engagement team at unitedwayofjaycounty@gmail.com for more information.


Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We focus on education, health, financial stability, and community development to create positive and lasting change.


Donations are allocated to local programs and initiatives focused on education, health, financial stability, and community development. We are committed to transparency, and our annual reports provide detailed information.


Yes, contributions to United Way of Jay County are tax-deductible. We will provide you with a receipt for your donation, and you should consult with a tax professional for specific advice.


Follow us on social media (@UnitedWayofJayCounty) for the latest updates, success stories, and information about upcoming events.

Community Advocate

Community Advocate

With United Way, advocating is about raising awareness, generating conversations, and supporting solutions that can make a lasting and positive difference in our community. Join us and advocate for an education, income, health or basic needs cause that you are passionate about. Your community needs you. Your voice could make the difference!