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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Double your volunteer interest by using the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub

Is a nonprofit you’re connected with looking for ways to boost their volunteer engagement? Learn how the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub can help.

Through the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub, the local nonprofit you work for or work with can connect with...

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Uniting the Caring Power of Our Community through #VAXDSM

In mid-September 2020, Rev. Jonathan Whitfield arrived late to a meeting. The group gathered, representing fellow members of the faith community and social service organizations, had been meeting weekly to discuss creating a new initiative to...

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211: Iowa’s Lifeline to Help

On February 11, United Way of Central Iowa’s 211 Day, help your neighbors get the help they need by telling them about 211.

Thousands of Iowans continue to seek help through 211 Iowa, a free 24/7 information and resource referral service, as we...

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Season of Giving

Throughout the holiday season, people feel a stronger sense of family, community, and gratitude for where they live – especially when they live here in central Iowa. Naturally, many want to find ways that they can give back some of the good that...

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We Launched Our Search for a Chief DEI Officer

We are so excited to announce the formal launch of our search for a Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, a new position on United Way of Central Iowa's Senior Leadership Team. Koya Partners, the executive search firm that exclusively...

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United Way of Central Iowa is One of Four 2021 Inclusion Award Winners

Our organization is honored to be recognized with this award alongside our friends and partners

Today, at the 9th Annual Inclusion Summit, the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced United Way of Central Iowa as one of the four 2021 Inclusion...

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Sean Vicente Honored as 2021 Tocqueville Society Award Recipient

Sean Vicente, managing partner of KPMG’s Des Moines office, was selected as this year’s recipient of United Way of Central Iowa’s prestigious Tocqueville Society Award. Past awardees select an individual or couple who exemplify inspirational,...

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