Our Impact

Creating positive change

Solutions begin when we understand root causes to social issues. United Way assesses the condition of our community and works to build partnerships to improve these conditions. Then, we invest in community resources to achieve long-lasting, positive change.

Our investment in the community follows three tiers:

Integrated solutions: Transformative, place-based, and multi-generation collaborations

Population-Level Solutions: Strategies for single issues or populations of affected individuals

Individual Solutions: Safety net of services that meet people’s needs now

Partner Programs

United Way’s free health and human service information and referral resource.

Early literacy program to help children develop language skills needed to be kindergarten ready.

Members tutor and mentor students to help maintain their progress in school.

Our Impact VITA

An IRS program that helps low- to moderate-income households complete their tax returns for free.

A community organization that activates when a disaster takes place in Linn County.

Women's Leadership

Our Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) unites funds and resources to ensure the well-being of women in need.

A community approach to get students reading on grade level.