Many think of United Way as simply an organization that provides funds to other nonprofits, but we have evolved beyond that to a very different organization. United Way of Central Iowa is a "Collective Impact" organization. Our real power comes from bringing together local nonprofits, businesses, elected officials and community leaders to collaborate and implement solutions to some of our community's most pervasive challenges.
This is the compass by which we conduct all of our work, and the goal we strive to achieve.
United Way envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
United Way of Central Iowa strives to be a model of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We seek to represent and advocate for the many people who proudly make up our community and we value and promote inclusiveness in all aspects of our work. The organization employs and promotes individuals, recruits volunteers, and partners with programs that inclusively support the diversity of our local community.
In all levels of staff and governance, United Way of Central Iowa is dedicated to greater diversity within the organization and to providing equal opportunity to people, without regard to race, religion, skin color, gender, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental abilities, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, age, family or marital status, veteran status and socio-economic status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.
We believe that each United Way of Central Iowa community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to addressing
community issues. We recognize that we have the role, responsibility, and opportunity to partner across organizations throughout the community to close equity gaps.
United Way of Central Iowa is located North of downtown Des Moines on 9th street in the United Way Human Services Campus. This facility, in addition to being our home, provides offices to several human services nonprofit agencies, as well as a conference center for events.
1111 9th Street, Suite #100, Des Moines IA 50314