Community Solutions

Bringing the community together since 1936.


We bring people together to develop and implement community wide change. Whether it’s aiding in the creation of local non profits or providing capacity building, support, and fiscal management operations to local organizations, United Way of Will County has been bringing the community together since 1936.

We helped form the following Not-For-Profit’s in direct response to community needs:

  • Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)
  • Community Foundation of Will County (Originally Will County Community Foundation)
  • DayBreak Homeless Center (Operated by Catholic Charities)
  • Warren Sharpe Community Center

Collaborations and Capacity Building

We are actively involved with the following community collaborations, organizations and initiatives, some of which we helped to form and others we provide capacity building operations.

Emergency Food and Shelter Grant Administration $ ➜ ? ⟰ ⇘

Family Support Day (three times annually) $ ? ⟰ ⇘

Joliet Alliance for Youth (JAY) $ ⇘

Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) $ ➜ ? ⇘

ShareFest of Will County $ ⟰ ⇘

South West Suburban Philanthropic Network (SWSPN) $ ➜ ? ⟰ ⇘

Will County ARK Fund (At-Risk Children), a partnership with the WC Regional Office of Education $

Will County Sheriff’s Public Safety Fund $

Will County Substance Abuse Coalition $ ? ⇘


$ We act as their fiscal agent
➜ We played a key role in forming this organization
? We have a presence on their Board of Directors
⟰ We provide volunteer and material support
⇘ We regularly attend their activities

Need Collaboration or Capacity Building Support?

Contact us to determine eligibility.