Who we fund

United Way’s funded partners are key in making an impact in our community. These partners are important to communities in East Central Iowa. They work to meet people’s needs on a day-to-day basis and make a difference in the quality of people’s lives. Starting this funding cycle, funding has been prioritized around our focus areas of building economic mobility, fostering childhood success, improving access to healthcare and supporting safety net services.

Our Current Funded Nonprofit Partners

United Way funding goes to specific programs at nonprofits, rather than the nonprofit itself. Click each nonprofit below to learn about the specific program United Way funds. The partners listed below receive funding beginning July 2023.


Childhood Success

Preventing Substance Abuse


Big Futures for Youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters


Bridging the Educational Gap to Create Great Futures


Child Advocacy Creates Stability for Children in Separated Families

Restorative Justice Helps Children Resolve Conflict


The Ability Center – Special Needs Childcare


Access to Healthcare

Treating and Supporting Recovery


Rural Employment Alternative

Improved Functioning and Social Connectedness through Education and Community Participation

St. Luke’s Dental Health Center

Aging Services


School-Based Services Program