Our community’s most critical challenges
United Way of East Central Iowa focuses on identifying the root cause of our community’s most critical challenges. To create positive, lasting community change, it’s not enough to find shelter for a family; we strive to change the condition that led to homelessness in the first place.
How do we invest community resources?
We invest in a safety net of services that meet people’s needs now.
Three solutions teams help guide UWECI’s funding priorities. Teams include diverse volunteers who receive training in their focus area.
By funding programs through local nonprofits, together we can build effective strategies to change these conditions. This requires the collaboration of diverse community partners: businesses, local nonprofits, schools, organized labor, government, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations, and many others. View our current list of partners and programs.