To many, United Way is well known but not well understood. That's why we want to make sure you know what we do.

In central Iowa, we are UNITED to THRIVE.

United Way brings together donors, volunteers, advocates, nonprofits, leaders, and more to take on central Iowa's toughest challenges in the Five Elements of a Thriving Community; Essential Needs, Early Childhood Success, Education Success, Economic Opportunity, and Health & Well-Being. 


Together we seek out central Iowa's toughest challenges, set sound strategies and goals, and then work to fix them at their roots... in a UNITED WAYBut that still may not answer the question "What do you do?"