Partners

Cedar Valley United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. More than fundraisers, United Way is a partner in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve pressing community issues. United Way has led the nonprofit sector in the call for transparent accountability and measurable results.

To achieve measurable, lasting change, Cedar Valley United Way identifies and builds on community strengths and assets, helps individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, and supports direct-service programs and community-change efforts.

All of this is done in collaboration with diverse partners. Depending on the issue and how the Cedar Valley chooses to address it, United Way works with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community and others.

Grant funding for 2016-17 went to programs from the following nonprofit partners:

Allen College
    ACE-SAP Free Clinic | $16,983

ASPIRE
    Therapeutic Riding Program | $10,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa
    Youth Mentoring - Black Hawk County | $50,000
    Youth Mentoring - Buchanan County | $6,500

Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley
    Great Futures Project | $64,350

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
    Northeast Iowa Shelter Services | $26,700

Cedar Valley Preschool & Child Care
    General Support | $6,500

Cedar Valley United Way
    Women-to-Women Career Mentoring | $3,864

Christian Community Development
    House of Hope | $50,000

CommonBond Communities
    Career Advantage at Unity Square | $5,000

Community Housing Initiatives
    Permanent Housing | $10,500
    Transitional Housing | $14,000

Family and Children's Council of Black Hawk County
    Parent Connection/Empowering Parents | $13,500
    Sexual Abuse Prevention Education | $25,000

Family YMCA of Black Hawk County                       
    Grundy Center Before and After School | $5,500
    YMCA Afterschool Programs | $12,705

Friends of Iowa Child Advocacy
    CASA | $15,000

Grin and Grow Ltd.
    Childcare Scholarships for the Working Poor | $34,000
    Quality Child Care and Preschool |  $54,000

Hawkeye Community College
    Family Literacy | $46,758

iJAG
    Unlocking Student Potential | $29,000

Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center
   Community Amelioration Initiative | $10,000

Job Foundation
    Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program | $10,000

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    Cultivating a Skilled Workforce | $5,014

Lutheran Services in Iowa
    Health Families America – HOPES | $21,625

NAMI Black Hawk County
    Services for People with Mental Illness | $6,500

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
    Elderly Transportation | $36,000
    Special Assistance | $20,000

Northeast Iowa Food Bank
    Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $26,000
    Elderly Nutrition | $26,000
    Perishable Foods | $50,000

Operation Threshold
    Home Visitation Program | $21,064
    HOPES | $13,121
    Nest Program | $14,140
    Pocket Change | $20,000
    Refugee Services | $25,000
    Tenant Based Rental Assistance | $20,000

Pathways Behavioral Services
    Junkman/Knoebel Transitional Housing | $27,730
    On-Site Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention | $31,500

Peoples Community Health Clinic
    Dental Insurance Coverage and Care | $36,572
    Interpretation Assistance | $49,552

The Salvation Army
    All-Purpose Financial Assistance | $20,000
    Emergency Shelter Operations | $20,000
    Family Activity Center | $15,000
    Food Assistance | $20,000
    Men's Transitional Housing | $12,900
    Rent/Utility Assistance | $20,000

UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital
    Allen Child Protection Center | $50,000
    Enhanced Maternal Health | $13,400

UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital/Together for Youth
    Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention | $75,000
    Young Parents Together | $39,400

UnityPoint Health—Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health
    Care Coordination | $80,160
    School Based Mental Health Services | $72,480

Veridian Credit Union
    Individual Development Account | $16,000

Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley
    Service Learning | $15,000

Waterloo Visiting Nurses Association
    Community Home Nursing | $50,000

Wheaton Franciscan Health System/RSVP
    Primetime Reading Buddies | $10,000
    SHIIP | $13,000

YWCA of Black Hawk County
    Know Your Numbers | $12,000
    Language, Advocacy, Resources and Support | $21,000
    PASS | $8,250
    Summer Daze Child Care | $30,000
    Wize Girlz | $19,250
    Y's Kids Before and After School Care | $30,000

To learn more about our work in education, income and health, visit the Community Impact section of our website.