Community 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. 

For more information on each of the funded programs, click here.


Allen College
    ACE-SAP Free Clinic | $30,070
    Summer Nurse Camp | $5,000

Allen Memorial Hospital
    Allen Child Protection Center | $97,566
    Enhanced Maternal Health | $18,243

American Red Cross
    Disaster Services | $16,369.55

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center
    Care Coordination | $71,286
    School-Based Mental Health | $75,903

Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley
    Project Learn | $20,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
    Immigration Legal Services | $25,000
    Poverty Reduction Services | $10,000

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
    Northeast Iowa Shelter Services | $35,000

Cedar Valley Preschool & Child Care Center
    Childcare Support | $18,500

Christian Community Development
    House of Hope | $20,000

CommonBond Communities
    Adult Education and Advancement | $5,000

Community Housing Initiatives
    Permanent Housing | $20,000
    SOAR | $22,000

Family and Children's Council of Black Hawk County
    Parent Connection/Empowering Parents | $6,750
    Sexual Abuse Prevention | $20,000

Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB
    Iowa Child Advocacy Board (ICAB) Programs | $20,000

Grin and Grow Ltd.
    Childcare Services | $44,800
    Removing Childcare as a Barrier to Work for Low-Income Families | $40,500

Habitat for Humanity
    Homebuyer Education & Financial Counseling | $8,000

Hawkeye Community College
    Family Literacy | $35,000

    Creating Inclusive Career Pathways for Underserved Youth | $40,000

Iowa Legal Aid
    Solutions to Systemic Poverty Through Legal Assistance | $11,478.31

Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center
   No One Without a Home 2 | $12,591.68

The Job Foundation
    Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program | $13,000

Leader Valley Foundation
    Leader in Me | $5,000

Lutheran Services in Iowa
    Health Families America – HOPES | $10,625

MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center
    SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) | $12,375

NAMI Black Hawk County
    Services for People with Mental Illness, their Families, Partners and Friends | $7,500

North Star Community Services
    Supported Community Living | $9,450

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
    Assisted Transportation | $16,500
    Special Assistance | $12,500

Northeast Iowa Food Bank
    Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $35,037.32

One City United
    One City Momentum | $15,000

Operation Threshold
    Crisis Utility Assistance | $15,000
    Home Visitation Program | $40,000
    Nest | $5,000
    Pocket Change | $18,517.86
    Refugee Services | $20,000
    Safe and Stable Housing | $12,591.68

Pathways Behavioral Services
    Junkman-Knoebel Transitional Housing | $26,000
    On-Site Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment | $20,000

Peoples Community Health Clinic
    Access to Dental Care Relating to Missing Teeth | $37,440
    Access to Health Services through Interpretation Assistance | $80,058.50

Riverview Center, Inc.
    Sexual Assault Intervention Services | $43,614.49

The Salvation Army
    All-Purpose Financial Assistance | $7,406.60
    Food Assistance | $8,888.83
    Housing Services | $39,224.36
    Pathway of Hope | $5,000
    Rent/Utility Assistance | $17,000

    Success Street | $15,666.67

SuccessLink/Together for Youth
    Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention | $65,665.04
    Young Parents Together (YPT) | $26,239.50

Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley
    RSVP Primetime Reading Buddies | $5,000

Waterloo Visiting Nursing Association
    Maintaining Independence - Access to Home Healthcare | $19,556.44

Waypoint Services
    Domestic Violence Victim Services Program | $28,220

YWCA of Black Hawk County
    Language, Advocacy, Resources and Support | $5,000
    Parents Achieving Success with Support | $10,000
    Summer Daze Child Care | $20,000
    Wize Girlz | $10,000
    Y's Kids Before and After School Child Care | $30,000

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