We fight for those who need a voice

and those whose names we do not know.

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What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

WLI Annual Report

Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) unites funds and resources to ensure the well-being of women in need. Learn more about what these passionate women achieved in the past year.

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We Fight for Volunteers

In 2015, UWECI conducted a survey to better understand the challenges and opportunities organizations face in engaging and managing volunteers. Read about national, state, and local trends, our strategic plan, and how we engagement volunteers in East Central Iowa.

Read the Volunteer Report

UWECI Leadership Directory

UWECI's leadership societies are made up of our most passionate donors. Together, we tackle today’s issues by creating lasting, systemic change. Membership enables you to create a meaningful bond to work in our community and to others who share your commitment.

View or download this year's directory

Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
Our Blog
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United Way and Willis Dady work together to reduce homelessness. Learn how they saved Carrie's family from eviction.

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Read this success story from United Way funded partner, Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids.

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It's the 51st International Literacy Day! Read more about how we support literacy in our community.