With bold goals for our future, we can unite our community and drive efforts toward greater outcomes that improve the lives of central Iowans. 

Our community has established three Goals for 2020:



95% of central Iowa students graduate from high school




75% of central Iowans can afford basic expenses and save

More About INCOME



Central Iowa scores 64.5, ranking us among top communities nationally for well-being

More About HEALTH


Education, Income, and Health are the building blocks for a quality life. At the foundation, we support all central Iowans in accessing Essential Needs, including food, housing, and transportation.

To drive toward the Goals for 2020, we unite our community around specific strategies and we measure the results of every effort to ensure we are making lasting change. Learn more about the process we follow to achieve our goals by clicking the button below:

How we work



Beyond 2020

United Way of Central Iowa is focused on meeting our community's Goals for 2020 and to improve the lives of central Iowans. We will announce our progress toward the Goals for 2020 at the April 2021 LIVE UNITED Luncheon. 

As we near the year 2020, we are also beginning to listen to our community and consider what we strive for together over the next several years. More details about this process will be announced throughout 2020.