Community Impact Focus Areas

Impact Focus Areas for Putnam County

Impact Areas for Putnam County

The United Way is committed to improving lives in Putnam County by focusing on three key areas of impact...


  • We fight for our community's youth so they have the opportunities to succeed in school and beyond;


  • We fight for equitable access to healthcare resources including mental and physical health, as well as reducing food insecurity across the county;

  • We fight for the economic mobility of every person in our community by supporting programs that lift people out of poverty and allow for self-sufficiency and personal growth.

Impact Focus Areas for Putnam County

Education & Youth Success

To ensure that Putnam County youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials so they are prepared for the workforce and are able to obtain family-sustaining employment as adults.

  • Children enter school ready to succeed, placing a strong focus on child literacy with programs like Real Men Read;

  • Students are successful in elementary/primary school and prepared for middle/high school.

Healthy Families & Healthy Communities

We invest in programs and services that allow individuals and families to improve their health. 

  • Increase access to mental and physical healthcare, particularly for low-income individuals and families;

  • Promote healthy eating and physical activity among all Putnam County residents;

  • Eliminate hunger and food insecurity in Putnam County.

Financial Stability

Providing sustainable solutions that allow individuals and families to improve their socio-economic status and promote self-sufficiency so that everyone in Putnam County has the opportunity to thrive.

  • Individuals have the education and skills to obtain and retain good jobs with the potential for advancement;

  • Individuals have the knowledge, skills, and support systems to make choices that increase their financial stability and advance their economic mobility.

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Greencastle, IN 46135

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