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 2017-18 went to programs from the following nonprofit partners:

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa
    Youth Mentoring - Black Hawk County | $44,715
    Youth Mentoring - Buchanan County | $5,813

Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley
    Great Futures Project | $57,548

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
    Northeast Iowa Shelter Services | $25,365

Cedar Valley Preschool & Child Care
    General Support | $5,813

Cedar Valley United Way
    Women-to-Women Career Mentoring | $3,455

Christian Community Development
    House of Hope | $47,268

CommonBond Communities
    Career Advantage at Unity Square | $4,472

Community Housing Initiatives
    Permanent Housing | $9,926
    SOAR | $13,235

Family and Children's Council of Black Hawk County
    Parent Connection/Empowering Parents | $12,150
    Sexual Abuse Prevention Education | $25,000

Family YMCA of Black Hawk County                       
    Grundy Center Before and After School | $5,000
    YMCA Afterschool Programs | $11,362

Friends of Iowa Child Advocacy
    CASA | $15,000

Grin and Grow Ltd.
    Childcare Scholarships for the Working Poor | $32,142
    Quality Child Care and Preschool |  $48,292

Hawkeye Community College
    Family Literacy | $44,203

iJAG
    Unlocking Student Potential | $25,935

Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center
   Community Amelioration Initiative | $8,500

Job Foundation
    Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program | $9,454

Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa
    Cultivating a Skilled Workforce | $4,484

Lutheran Services in Iowa
    Health Families America – HOPES | $19,462

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

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
    Elderly Transportation | $30,600
    Special Assistance | $17,000

Northeast Iowa Food Bank
    Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $22,100
    Elderly Nutrition | $22,100
    Perishable Foods | $21,773

Operation Threshold
    Home Visitation Program | $18,838
    HOPES | $11,153
    Nest Program | $12,726
    Pocket Change | $17,000
    Refugee Services | $23,634
    Tenant Based Rental Assistance | $17,000

Pathways Behavioral Services
    Junkman/Knoebel Transitional Housing | $26,215
    On-Site Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention | $31,500

Peoples Community Health Clinic
    Dental Insurance Coverage and Care | $31,086
    Interpretation Assistance | $44,597

The Salvation Army
    All-Purpose Financial Assistance | $17,000
    Emergency Shelter Operations | $17,000
    Family Activity Center | $13,415
    Food Assistance | $17,000
    Men's Transitional Housing | $12,195
    Rent/Utility Assistance | $17,000

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 | $72,144
    School Based Mental Health Services | $68,856

Veridian Credit Union
    Individual Development Account | $10,000

Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley
    Service Learning | $13,415

Waterloo Visiting Nurses Association
    Community Home Nursing | $42,500

Wheaton Franciscan Health System/RSVP
    Primetime Reading Buddies | $8,943
    SHIIP | $13,000

YWCA of Black Hawk County
    Know Your Numbers | $10,200
    Language, Advocacy, Resources and Support | $18,781
    PASS | $7,378
    Summer Daze Child Care | $28,361
    Wize Girlz | $14,580
    Y's Kids Before and After School Care | $28,361

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