Tim & Jess McCulloh Honored as 2022 Tocqueville Society Award Recipients

United Way of Central Iowa announced on Thursday, October 6 that Tim and Jess McCulloh were selected as this year’s recipients of the prestigious Tocqueville Society Award.

To be considered for this award, one of United Way’s highest honors, past...

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Uniting Volunteers to Improve Central Iowa

More than 450 volunteers gave their time to 20 local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, September 13, as part of United Way of Central Iowa’s annual Day of Action, the largest day of volunteer service in the region. 


With help from our corporate...

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Powered by Purpose Helps Organizations Identify Their Purpose

Powered by Purpose, a United Way of Central Iowa community-based initiative, launched The Powered by Purpose Organizational Journey, a new online program helping businesses and nonprofits identify and more intentionally share their organization’s...

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Introducing Our Inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

United Way of Central Iowa has appointed Rubén Vázquez as the organization’s first Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer.

We are so excited to welcome Rubén to our community and to our team. He will join the organization’s senior...

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Good Jobs Challenge Grant to fund Central Iowa HealthWorks Program

United Way of Central Iowa has been awarded nearly $1.8 million as one of 32 Good Jobs Challenge grantees, part of a $500 million investment nationwide.

The winning projects were selected from a competitive pool of 509 applicants. The grant, awarded...

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Welcome New Board Members

United Way of Central Iowa Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of seven members, who began their two-year term on July 1, 2022.


United Way of Central Iowa’s board and cabinet members bring diverse expertise and significant...

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Summer Meal Meet-Ups Provides Free Meals for Kids and Teens

A United Way of Central Iowa OpportUNITY initiative helps ensure anyone 18 and under in our community continues to not only receive food, but nutritious food when they’re not in school.

Summer Meal Meet-Ups, a program offering free meals to kids...

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Stuff the Bus and Its Impact on Our Community

Over 32,000 books will be donated to central Iowa kids from United Way of Central Iowa’s annual Stuff the Bus Book Drive.

Employees from 27 central Iowa organizations, along with several individual contributors from the community, donated 32,216...

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How the Macomber Endowment Supports UNITED to THRIVE

The Macomber endowment, a generous gift that will continue year-after-year, will help United Way of Central Iowa foster an equitable, engaged, and empowered community now and in the future.  

Recently, the Community Foundation received its largest...

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Putting the Pieces Together to Foster a Thriving Community

At this year’s LIVE UNITED event, the organization shared community needs under its strategic imperative, UNITED to THRIVE, and recognized organizations and individuals doing exceptional work in the areas of giving, advocating, and volunteering....

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