Attend Power of the Purse!

Donate a purse of join us for a silent purse auction and grand prize raffle on August 3.

Register by Friday, July 28!

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.

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!

Learn more

We Fight for Housing Stability

Shelter is widely understood as a basic need and protection from external threats. But access to a home is so much more and even directly affects overall health and well-being.

Read more about challenges and strategies for creating housing stability in East Central Iowa.

Condition of Women Report

The condition of women in our community is a strong prediction of the future of their children. Read about the state of women in our community and how we're responding.

Read our report

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.
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Our Blog
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Mel Doyle supports our Youth Achievement AmeriCorps program. Learn more about YAA and her role in the program.

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Meet this year's Women's Leadership Initiative chair, Julie Schneekloth, by reading our blog.

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This spring, we asked Youth Achievement AmeriCorps members why they joined. Hear from the rest of our members and how they help local students.