United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is united with our community in opposing racism. We
acknowledge that racism, both implicit and explicit, exists in our community and presents
significant barriers to the achievement of economic well-being and quality of life for many in
the communities we serve. UWCI is committed to listening, learning, and amplifying the voices of
our Black neighbors. We will do so in a manner that demonstrates respect for all. We will bring
our resources, influence, and convening leverage to the table to address systemic racism that
limits opportunities for a disproportionate and growing number of people in Central Indiana.
While we cannot promise perfection, we are committed to accelerating progress toward racial
equity as individuals, as an organization, and as an active community leader. This racial equity
pledge is part of our broader commitment opposing all forms of racism and discrimination
affecting members of our community.
Focus Area: Workplace
UWCI will enhance our efforts to promote racial equity in our people practices (including hiring,
training & development, and promotions), diversity in procurement, marketing & branding, and in
the celebration of philanthropy.
Data and Research
Focus Areas: Prosperity
UWCI will use data on poverty and ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) populations to
drive improvements in human services that support the Black households disproportionately
represented therein. UWCI will also use this information to update members of our community on
Grantmaking & Community Investments
Focus Areas: Prosperity
UWCI will strive to invest at least $5M annually in human service organizations primarily serving
Black clients through our portfolio of grantmaking.
Advocacy & Public Policy
Focus Areas: Education, Prosperity
UWCI will explicitly integrate the elimination of systemic racism in its annual public policy
agenda which is designed to remove barriers to economic success.
Thought Leadership & Convening
Focus Areas: Education, Health, Prosperity
UWCI commits to convene and educate community members about the local history of systemic racism
and the current realities of racial disparities to empower them to make a positive change in the
community. These forums will address Health, Housing, Food Insecurity, Transportation, Education,
and Financial Stability.
Join us in the important work of creating racial equity in Central Indiana.