Ways to Give

Support your local community

Your dollars help address East Central Iowa’s most critical problems.

Donors like you

By supporting United Way of East Central Iowa, you join the fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in our community. Your contribution helps us break the cycle of poverty and improve lives.


Volunteers are one of our community’s most important assets. We have several volunteer programs for companies, nonprofits, and individuals of all ages.

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Give by mail:

United Way of East Central Iowa
319 7th Avenue SE, Suite 401
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Additional ways to give

We have leadership giving societies at various levels that focus on volunteerism, advocacy, and bringing community leaders together to make real change happen.

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More than 500 companies participate in United Way’s annual campaign, and many offer payroll deduction for employees to fulfill their pledges.

Plan a workplace campaign

Make monthly payments of $10 or more to United Way.

Set up a recurring gift

Our Volunteer Now website allows you to find an organization near you, a cause that is important to you, or an opportunity that matches your skills and interests.

Search for volunteer opportunities

Legacy gifts provide meaningful support for our community through United Way, while also offering tax benefits to you and your relatives.

Learn about the Touch Tomorrow Society

Make a gift to the endowment fund, and each year, a portion of the fund’s annual earnings becomes a gift to our campaign.

Learn about the Whipple Legacy Circle