We know that to some United Way is well known, but not well understood.

Our work is "Collective Impact," which means pulling together donors, volunteers, businesses, non-profits, community leaders, elected officials, subject matter experts and those in need in central Iowa to leverage collective resources and make real and lasting change for our community. We focus on comprehensively tackling our community's most pressing issues at their core, and addressing systems changes for long-term impact.

But that still may not answer the question "What do you do?"