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February 1. 2023

Grant Application for 2024 Funding Available

Grant applications for 2024 funding from the Decatur County United Fund are now available.


Any 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt, human service organization serving Decatur County interested in applying for a grant should contact the United Fund office to request an application.


The DCUF funds health and human service agencies serving Decatur County.  Of particular interest are programs focusing on education; community health, safety and well-being; and child development.


For more information, contact the Decatur County United Fund at 812-663-3342 or via e-mail at  Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 2, 2023 by 4 pm.  Late applications will not be accepted. 



June 1, 2022

 United Fund Welcomes Two New Student Directors

The United Fund is pleased to welcome two very energetic students to their Board of Directors. Both students will serve a two-year term starting in June 2022.

May 9, 2022

 United Fund Awards $29,545 in Special Grants

The Decatur County United Fund awarded $29,545 in special grants to 12 organizations at its April Board of Director’s meeting.


The 2022 special grants were awarded due to the success of the 2021 Campaign.  The grants provide funding for short-term projects or one-time expenses that will have a positive impact in the community.

April 4, 2022

 United Fund Announces Camp Invention Scholarships

The Decatur County United Fund Board of Directors recently awarded a $5000 grant to the Decatur County Community Schools for the 2022 Camp Invention Program.  Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Invention is a process that requires collaboration, hands-on application of STEM, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and an understanding that moments of failure are necessary on the path to success. 

January 25, 2022

 United Fund Announces 2021 Volunteer of the Year

“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in lives of others.  This quote really resonated with me in describing our 2021 Volunteer of the Year recipient,” stated Joane Cunningham, Executive Director of the Decatur County United Fund.

January 25, 2022

 United Fund Announces Campaign Total

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and businesses in Decatur County, Decatur County United Fund was able to raise $605,514 during the 2021 Campaign, exceeding their goal of $520,000 despite such a challenging year.

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