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. 

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Funding for 2022-2024 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 - $198,300

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.

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Income Program Grants - $320,378.31

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

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Health Program Grants - $787,561.96

Cedar Valley United Way is investing so babies are born at a low risk for preventable health problems, individuals receive timely, preventative healthcare and youth and adults avoid risky behaviors.

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Emergency & Basic Needs Program Grants - $221,627.88

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.

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211 Information and Referral Services - $20,600

United Way 211 is a free and confidential information and referral service, ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week with assistance and local resources.

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Community Partners Fund - $2,150

Being ready to respond to community needs as they arise is an important goal for Cedar Valley United Way. Our Community Partners Fund gives us the ability to invest as needs arise.

Donor-Directed Designations - $85,353

To encourage charitable giving, Cedar Valley United Way makes it easy for anyone to give back to causes that are important to them. Cedar Valley 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 grants are awarded. Organizations interested in social innovation grant funding may contact Nilvia Reyes Rodriguez, Director of Community Impact and Engagement, at for more information.

Click here for more information on Social Innovation Grants.

Cedar Valley United Way Program Designations - $13,100

Cedar Valley United Way Programs include: Books for Babies, Women United and mental health impact work.

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