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 2018-2019 went to programs from the following nonprofit partners:

Allen College
    ACE-SAP Free Clinic | $20,000
    Summer Nurse Camp | $5,000

American Red Cross
    Disaster Services | $18,134

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa
    One-to-One Mentoring | $68,734

Boys and Girls Club of the Cedar Valley
    Great Futures Project | $40,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque
    Immigration Legal Services | $7,000

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
    Northeast Iowa Shelter Services | $34,800

Cedar Valley Preschool & Child Care
    General Support | $16,500

Christian Community Development
    House of Hope | $45,000

CommonBond Communities
    Adult Education and Advancement | $7,000

Community Housing Initiatives
    Permanent Housing | $19,066
    SOAR | $25,000

Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center
    Youth Navigator | $20,000

Family and Children's Council of Black Hawk County
    Parent Connection/Empowering Parents | $15,300
    Sexual Abuse Prevention | $21,250

Family YMCA of Black Hawk County
    Y Achievement Gap Afterschool Program | $25,055

Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB
    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) | $20,000

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

Hawkeye Community College
    Family Literacy | $48,859

    Transforming At-Risk Students into Future-Ready Graduates | $38,733

Iowa Legal Aid
    Income Stability Project | $10,000

Jesse Cosby Neighborhood Center
   No One Without a Home | $13,949

Job Foundation
    Financial Stewardship Mentoring Program | $13,000

Lutheran Services in Iowa
    Health Families America – HOPES | $22,000

MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center
    SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) | $14,500

NAMI Black Hawk County
    Services for People with Mental Illness | $7,000

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging
    Elderly Transportation | $25,109
    Special Assistance | $20,514

Northeast Iowa Food Bank
    Cedar Valley Food Pantry | $41,028

Operation Threshold
    Home Visitation Program | $33,733
    Nest | $17,535
    Pocket Change | $20,514
    Refugee Services | $20,000
    Tenant Based Rental Assistance | $13,949

Pathways Behavioral Services
    Junkman-Knoebel Transitional Housing | $26,000
    On-Site Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment | $30,000

Peoples Community Health Clinic
    Access to Dental Care Relating to Missing Teeth | $44,100
    Access to Health Services through Interpretation Assistance | $84,065

Riverview Center, Inc.
    Sexual Assault Intervention Services | $45,000  

The Salvation Army
    All-Purpose Financial Assistance | $8,205
    Emergency Shelter Operations | $36,925
    Food Assistance | $25,000
    Rent/Utility Assistance | $17,285

SuccessLink/Together for Youth
    Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention | $80,000
    Young Parents Together (YPT) | $49,983

UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital
    Allen Child Protection Center | $75,000
    Enhanced Maternal Health | $17,000

UnityPoint Health—Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health
    Care Coordination | $58,841

Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley
    Primetime Reading Buddies | $10,000
    Service Learning | $5,000

Waterloo Visiting Nurses Association
    Maintaining Independence - Access to Home Healthcare | $54,336

Waypoint Services
    Domestic Violence Victim Services Program | $36,000 

YWCA of Black Hawk County
    Know Your Numbers | $12,000
    Language, Advocacy, Resources and Support | $10,000
    Summer Daze Child Care | $25,000
    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.