Emergency & Basic Needs

It is vital for any community to have a safety net that provides for short term and immediate needs. Cedar Valley United Way invests in programs that focus on emergency and short-term outputs rather than outcomes, to provide services that assist those that have experienced a temporary setback or who face emergency situations.

These grants provide for needs in the areas of food, shelter, rental assistance and the removal of immediate barriers to safety or work. The investments must be between $10,000 and $75,000 annually. Clients served must have an income below 200% of the poverty level.

2018-2019 Emergency & Basic Needs Funding Grants 

Food
Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $41,028
Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Food Assistance | $9,847
The Salvation Army

Other Barriers to Safety or Work
No One Without a Home | $13,949
Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center

Elderly Transportation | $25,109
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Special Assistance | $20,514
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

Pocket Change | $20,514
Operation Threshold

All-Purpose Financial Assistance | $8,205
The Salvation Army 

Rent Assistance 
Tenant Based Rental Assistance
| $13,949
Operation Threshold

Rent/Utility Assistance | $13,949
The Salvation Army

Shelter
Disaster Services | $18,134
American Red Cross

Emergency Shelter Operations | $36,925
The Salvation Army

Total Emergency and Basic Needs Grants | $222,123