During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all want to help.
Here are some ways you can:

Get Connected Volunteer Hub

United Way of Central Iowa's Get Connected offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities, and donation drives for various supplies the community needs. Click below to search for opportunities, or to enter opportunities if you are a nonprofit organization.

COVID-19 Volunteering

Healthier Together - It's a Win for All

United Way of Central Iowa and Broadlawns are calling on volunteers and donors to help supply masks to central Iowa's marginalized communities and underserved populations. Click below to volunteer to make masks, donate masks, or donate funds.


Spread the Word About 211

United Way of Central Iowa's 211 service is now working with the Iowa Department of Public health to act as the statewide hotline for general information about the COVID-19 pandemic.  Spread the word on social media about 211.

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United Way of Central Iowa leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans.

We do this by bringing together central Iowa businesses, donors, volunteers, nonprofits, community leaders, subject matter experts, and those in need. United we lock arms to form sustainable solutions and tackle our community's toughest challenges. Together we LIVE UNITED.



United Way of Central Iowa focuses on issues in our community in the areas of Education, Income, and Health—the building blocks for a quality life. Below are six focus areas that encompass much of our work. Click below to find specific information about that issue here in central Iowa—and how United Way is leading the fight.

I want kids to have  quality care and learning  from the start.

I want youth to have  support through middle school and high school to graduate.

Thriving Workforce

I want to remove barriers so more families can be financially stable. 

I want our community to encourage all families to make healthy choices.

I want all central Iowans  to have food and a safe  home they can afford. 

I want youth to have  support through middle school and high school to graduate.

2020 CI Report Perspective-1


Each year United Way leads the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all central Iowans by working toward the Community Goals for 2020.  

The Community Impact Report, is published each year at the annual LIVE UNITED luncheon, provides updates on progress made toward the community goals for 2020, as well as highlighting the key focus areas in each category of EDUCATION, INCOME, and HEALTH. Specific initiatives and the results they have produced are also included.

View the Report Online


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