Financial Stability

United Way of Central Kentucky Creates Pathways to Financial Stability

A good job benefits more than the employee- it benefits his or her entire family, neighborhood, and entire community.  When we’re on solid financial ground, we’re more likely to have access to health care, provide a good education for our kids, and contribute to our local economy.  That’s why United Way of Central Kentucky focuses on lasting solutions that go beyond charity to help people build skills and attain the education needed to get, keep, and advance in a good job.  For these families currently walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

UWCK addresses the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, providing the education and wraparound support needed to empower those in need to stop needing help.

Success Stories

“With my Bank On certificate I was able to choose a bank to open savings and checking accounts, which allowed me to cash checks without paying fees. I made several copies of the budget sheet I was given and use one each month. Having a budget and checking account make it easier to manage my finances. This class was truly a blessing and gave me an opportunity to start on a pathway to financial responsibility and hopefully becoming debt-free in the near future.” –Mary, Hardin County

How We Help

Funded Programs 
In 2016-2017 UWCK invested $88,000 in programs that provide job training skills, teach financial education, help seniors live independently, and connect families with multiple resources needed to regain their self-sufficiency.

  • Helping Hand of Hope- Helping Hand to Work: $20,000
  • Helping Hand of Hope- Financial Stability: $40,000
  • Hardin County Adult Ed: $10,000
  • Legal Aid- Central KY Legal Services: $3,000
  • Community Action- Community Collaboration for Children: $5,000
  • Meade Co Schools- SPMS Career Pathways Afterschool Program: $10,000

Bank On 

Bank On is a UWCK-driven collaboration of nonprofits, financial institutions, education providers, and community partners who work together to help the 20% of local adults without checking or savings accounts with an accredited financial institution build savings, credit, and assets.  In 2015, we had over 331 participants, 41 volunteer instructors, 12 workshop locations, 39 workshops, and 111 diplomas issued. Contact us to become a volunteer financial instructor or learn more about free upcoming workshops.