Thank you for all you do... your passion and hard work are making a real difference in the lives of central Iowans. We know that, working together we can solve some of our communities' most pervasive troubles.

In response to your requests for a resource tool to assist you in preparing for the United Way Investment Process, we have created this web page containing the documents that will be the most helpful to you.


The Five Elements of a Thriving Community

Essential Needs

Essential Needs



Early Childhood Success


Education Success



Economic Opportunity



Thriving Community Pentagon


"As Community Investments Manager I am happy to work with nonprofits and other organizations in our community to help foster collaboration and make the investment process run smoothly."


John Soener

Investment Manager   (515) 246-2512