Community Impact


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 2020-2021 went to the following areas. Click the links to learn which programs we're funding for each investment area. For more information on each of the funded programs, click here.

Education Program Grants $296,272.50

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 $296,272.50

Cedar Valley United Way is investing to promote financial stability and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.

Health Program Grants $756,275.01

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 $210,509

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 $3,909

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.

Donor-Directed Designations $169,996

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 $50,000

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 for more information. 

Cedar Valley United Way Program Designations $16,345

United Way programs include the Books for Babies project, Women United, Baby Safety Project and mental health impact work. 


Here's the data to back up our investments: health data, education data, financial stability data.