The Mission of United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois (UWDMI) is to lead community transformation through effective, efficient, and integrated solutions that empower everyone to be
self-sufficient. United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois envisions a community in which everyone has the opportunity to be self-sufficient.
At UWDMI, we recognize structural racism, ethnic discrimination, and other forms of oppression have contributed to racial disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present.
We acknowledge those inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations or people. We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because
it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities. Our United Way Network seeks to dismantle disparities and strives to engage residents and community members, especially those
whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, in the shared work of fortifying equity and empowerment. We work with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure
everyone has the resources, support, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (e.g., convening, strategic investments, awareness
building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.