United Way of Boone County is committed to high standards of accountability and transparency. We take our role as a trusted community leader very seriously.
United Way of Boone County is an independent 501(c) (3) organization founded and governed by local volunteers to help people in our community. We are also a member of United Way Worldwide and annually complete certification of strict membership requirements which include the following:
Form 990 is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s designation for the tax return that most public charities are required by law to submit annually. This form is used by the IRS to assess the non-profit organization for its compliance with tax. Information contained in the form includes a summary of the organization’s activities, assets, receipts, expenditures, and compensation of directors, officers, and certain employees.
LIHEAP provides energy assistance for residents in which a benefit is paid directly to the utility companies on behalf of income-eligible households. United Way of Boone County will begin accepting appointments for the 2023-2024 heating season as follows:
Priority Group 1:
October 2, 2023 – First official call-in-date for seniors (60 and over) or individuals receiving Social Security Disability.
Priority Group 2:
November 1, 2023 – First official call-in-date for households with a child under the age of six or service disconnect.
Priority Group 3:
December 1, 2023 – First official call-in-date for the general population (households not eligible under Priority Groups 1 or 2).
Note: Walk-ins are prohibited. Applicants must call the United Way of Boone County office at (815) 544-3144 to make an appointment. A translator is required for Spanish speaking households to schedule and attend appointment.