What do you Raise Your Hand for?

Batavia United Way works with local government, businesses, area nonprofits, and our school district to form strong collaborations and partnerships. This collective expertise allows us to creatively address the ever-changing needs of our community and support Batavia community members specifically in the areas of education, health, and financial stability.


We support programs that make it easier for individuals to access mental health care, substance abuse programs, receive quality medical care and afford nutritious foods. We’re fighting to help everyone get, and stay, healthy.


We believe success in life begins with a quality education. And that opportunity should not be dependent on a person's financial status. We’re fighting to shift the odds so tomorrow’s leaders can build a better foundation today.

Financial Stability

We act as a community connector to services for job training, financial counseling, and assistance programs. We’re fighting to put every person on a path toward financial empowerment.

Our focus is on education, income, and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community.

Batavia United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives.

Batavia United Way provides crafts for kids at the Batavia Farmers' Market


Donating to Batavia United Way helps YOUR neighbors and YOUR community.  All donations to Batavia United Way go directly back to the citizens of Batavia.

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2024 Community Dinner Table

Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a wonderful evening of community, delicious food, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit our food insecurity programs. Please click the link below for more information or to buy tickets. 

Our Programs

Batavia United Way Allocations

Community Impact Grants

Batavia United Way is committed to funding local agencies that provide assistance in the areas of Health, Education, and Income. Some of the supported services include 24-hour crisis intervention, housing support, domestic counseling, wellness checks for the elderly or homebound, free medical and dental care, nutrition programs, case coordination, and afterschool programs. Click to read more about our grant process and what agencies we support.

Batavia Covid 19 Response Fund


Every year, Batavia United Way partners with BPS101 to identify families in crisis or those who are struggling and in need of assistance to provide holiday magic for their children.  In 2023, we were able to support 156 families, including 340 kids thanks to generous sponsors throughout Batavia and the Western Suburbs. Please visit our page to learn more.

Batavia United Way Success by 6

Success by 6

The first years of a child’s life, birth through age 6, are the most important years for building a strong foundation for future success in school and in life. This is when 90% of the brain’s growth occurs, and children develop emotional and social attachments, as well as language and motor skills. Access to early learning helps build background knowledge and provides greater opportunities to practice these skills. Click to learn more about our programs or to access our scholarship application.