Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

Financial Stability Alliance for South Central Indiana

In fall 2010, United Way helped form the Financial Stability Alliance. FSA publishes information, hosts events and trainings, and works to expand financial stability programs in Brown, Greene, Monroe, and Owen counties. 

Fill out this form to join the Financial Stability Alliance email list. 


FSA initiatives include:

Bank On Bloomington
Local financial institutions and community partners are collaborating to help residents access mainstream financial services and financial education. Residents who have never had a bank account or have had difficulties in the past are finding that many traditional barriers have been reduced or eliminated. These can include minimum balance requirements, past unpaid overdraft charges, or lack of a U.S. driver's license or state-issued identification. To learn more, visit


Financial Stability Resource Guide
The Financial Stability Alliance developed this resource guide filled with easy-to-access information on bank accounts, employment, financial education, free tax preparation assistance, services for persons with disabilities, stable housing, and statewide programs. Visit the guide here.


Personal Finance and Financial Education Resources
These resources are a great place to start in the quest for financial literacy with something for everyone! The resources contain materials used by FSA in workshops, in addition to information provided by other organizations and agencies. To learn more, visit


Free Community Tax Service
FCTS helps low- and moderate-income residents file their federal and Indiana tax returns for free. It also helps residents claim valuable tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). 


Utilities Roundtable
Every fall, before the winter heating season, United Way and FSA bring representatives from local utilities together with social services providers to provide current information about cost-saving programs geared at low- and moderate-income customers. For current information, visit

Money Smart Week
These week-long programs provide a series of free classes and activities to help consumers better manage their personal finances. The Financial Stability Alliance hosts Indiana Money Smart Week in April and Monroe County Money Smart Week in October.


FSA Steering Committee Partners

The Financial Stability Alliance is a partnership between United Way of Monroe County and several community organizations:

Amethyst House · Area 10 Agency on Aging · Bloomington Housing Authority · City of Bloomington - Housing and Neighborhood Development · Indiana Legal Services · Indiana University Office of Financial Literacy · IU Health Bloomington Positive Link · Ivy Tech Community College- Bloomington · LifeDesigns, Inc. · Middle Way House · Monroe County Public Library · Monroe County United Ministries · Salvation Army · South Central Community Action Program · Southern Indiana Center for Independent Living · Stepping Stones · Stone Belt · WorkOne

Do you want to strengthen earnings in our community?

Please consider donating to the United Way Earnings Priority Fund. This fund helps hard working individuals and families get ahead by increasing their job skills and income potential, providing financial education, and building economic stability and independence.

Want to learn more about additional Earnings initiatives or the other building blocks for a good life -  Education and Essentials?

  • Born Learning
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Bank On Bloomington