Impacting local kids

93% of children in the RED Ahead program improved their literacy skills.

Learn more about our education initiatives

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.

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring United Way campaigns, events, or programs demonstrates your business’s commitment to our community in a public setting. With United Way’s brand as one of the ten most recognizable worldwide, it’s a win-win opportunity!

Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities

10 Tips to Achieve Financial Stability

We provide services that help households improve their situation & get ahead. Learn 10 steps to achieve financial stability & why savings are important!

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FY16 Annual Report now available!

This year's report features a timeline highlighting our 101st year and information about the impact we are making together.

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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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Read about how local employees made a difference during our 24th annual Day of Caring volunteer event.

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Meet our new Marketing & Events Intern, Tory Brown.

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In April, we held our third annual Time for Art event. Read a summary of the evening including volunteer hours raised through the silent art auction.