Community Impact

United, we win.

Cedar Valley United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, heath, and financial stability. These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting change to prevent problems from happening in the first place. 

 Join the fight. We have one life to live, and to live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

 

Funding for 2017-18 went to the following areas. Click the links to learn which programs we're funding for each investment area.

Education Program Grants $283,985
Cedar Valley United Way is investing so kids are prepared to succeed in school, young people can graduate and young adults make a successful transition from high school to work life.
Income Program Grants $308,246
Cedar Valley United Way is investing to promote financial stability and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.
Health Program Grants $662,794
Cedar Valley United Way is investing so babies are born a low risk for preventable health problems, individuals receive timely, preventative healthcare, and youth and adults avoid risky behaviors.
Emergency and Basic Needs 202,300
Cedar Valley United Way is investing 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. 
2-1-1 Information and Referral Services $20,600
United Way 2-1-1 is a free and confidential, information and referral service, ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Community Partners Fund $10,000
Being ready to respond to community needs as they arise is an important goal for Cedar Valley United Way. Our Community Partner Fund gives us the ability to invest as needs arise.
Community Services $86,075
Cedar Valley United Way works with area labor unions to leverage support for and manage community programs including the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, MDA Labor Bowl, Mail Carriers’ Food Drive, The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, and many other projects throughout the year.
Donor-Directed Designations $289,709
To encourage charitable giving, United Way makes it easy for anyone to give back to causes that are important to them. United Way is happy to process designations to other 501(c)3 organizations on behalf of our donors.
Social Innovation Grants $44,716
Social innovation grant applications are currently being reviewed and recipients will be announced as the grants are awarded. Organizations interested in social innovation grant funding may contact Debbie Roth at debbie.roth@cvuw.org for more information. 
Cedar Valley United Way Program Designations $26,650
United Way programs include the Books for Babies project, Cedar Valley's Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, local book drives, and Women United.