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United Way Of Siouxland

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Federated Giving Programs, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: The mission of the United Way of Siouxland is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community.

Results: Together with community partners, United Way of Siouxland provided financial support to 83 local programs in 2016. These programs are working to advance the Health, Education and Financial Stability of people across our community. Each year 30 volunteers from the Siouxland area come together to review the programs requesting financial support. They review demographic information and focus on outcomes. Each program that receives UW support must show how they are improving people's lives. Over 50,000 services were provided last year alone!

Target demographics: Improve the Health, Education & Financial Stability of every person in our community.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 50,000 services are provided to people across Siouxland.

Geographic areas served: The tri-state Siouxland area.

Programs: EDUCATION: Education is a cornerstone for success in school, work, and life. And it benefits the whole community: high school graduates earn more and contribute more to their local economies. To ensure graduation rates we focus on root causes like making sure all children are ready to learn when entering kindergarten, making sure all students are reading at grade level as they enter 4th grade, as well as ensuring all children are socially and emotionally prepared to succeed in school and beyond.

FINANCIAL STABILITY: The whole community benefits when more working families are able to stop walking a financial tightrope and get on solid ground. We focus on lasting solutions that go beyond charity by providing resources to increase knowledge to better manage income, skills and education to improve earning potential, and securing basic needs for all.

HEALTH: Good health allows children to learn better and adults to increase their income through productive work. We focus on ensuring children are born healthy and develop on track; make sure quality health and wellness services are available for body and mind, as well as ensure the availability of an environment safe from abuse.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Being a new executive director brings on a whole host of challenges. There was so much to learn, but I knew that my education/learning curve needed to come in a manner that made the change in leadership look like smooth sailing to the people we serve. I am so grateful to the United Way of Siouxland for helping me get my sea legs in this new position. They were more than patient and accommodating when I asked the same questions twice, when I asked again for the resources they already provided, and most importantly, when I made mistakes that could have been so much worse if not for their help and understanding. The United Way of Siouxland provides/shares resources, organizes/hosts important and helpful events, and is always there to help in any way they can. It doesn't matter who you call in the office, they will all do what they can to help and guide. When I look across our community, I see all the opportunity they make possible. When I look back at my first year in this role, I see how important their help and patience was to me and the people we serve. Looking forward to the coming year! Thank you United Way of Siouxland.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Since 1972, the Siouxland Center for Active Generations, has been offering programming in the areas of health, fitness, general well-being, recreation, education, and finance to all of our members who range in age from 55 to 103. The United Way of Siouxland helps us continue to provide over 65 weekly programs and activities in an environment that is courteous, safe, inclusive, and FUN for all of our members! Our mission is to enrich the quality of life and support independence and vitality for our members. The United Way of Siouxland helps us fulfill that mission.
The United Way of Siouxland is an incredible organization. They are truly dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Siouxland Community. ALL of the staff is knowledgeable, professional, helpful, friendly, and dedicated to their mission. They not only support individual organizations like ours, but they work to bring organizations together in support of the community. United Way of Siouxland, we thank you for ALL you do! YOU ROCK!


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Board Member

Rating: 5

United Way of Siouxland is a great community partner that provides funding to several local agencies. With a grassroots, hands-on approach, this organization is a positive force for good that continues to expand its reach and depth of assistance.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

United Way of Siouxland has been a fantastic community partner of the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council. Because of their mission driven work, we are able to impact over 400 at-risk boys via our Outreach Cub Scout programs.