United Way of Siouxland's mission is to enhance Siouxland's capacity to care for one another by working together through effective partnerships and leveraging resources. A strong community has a system of quality non-profit agencies that offer health and human services to improve the quality of life for all.
We are working toward making lasting changes in our community by fighting for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in Siouxland. We know that what we do today will impact tomorrow, click here to see our Agenda for Change that serves as a guide to help us on the journey.
Annual Community Impact Funding
United Way of Siouxland developed the community impact process with the philosophy that it is supported by the community, for the community. Therefore, these grant awards are determined by volunteer panels made up of donors, content experts, and community volunteers.
The annual grants are used to invest in a wide array of agency programs and services, with a focus on achieving the goals outlined in our Agenda for Change. As custodians of community contributions, strict accountability is expected and required of all annually funded partner programs.
Click here for the annual community impact funding policy and procedures.
The FOCUS Grants Program is an outreach of our community impact funding process. These one-time grants, between $20,000 and $50,000, will be awarded to programs or initiatives aligned with community outcomes outlined in the Agenda for Change.
FOR 2018: In addition to the regular FOCUS Grants, a one-time grant up to $30,000 will be awarded specifically for a program that fits within the UWS Agenda for Change that is targeted to helping children 0-18. This grant is available this year thanks to a planned gift left by a generous donor.
The FOCUS Grant application is a two-step process:
1) Submission of a Letter of Intent
2) Invitation to submit a full FOCUS grant application and required documentation
Letters of Intent will be accepted April 1 - April 15, no late submissions will be accepted. Letter of Intent can be found here.
Click here for FOCUS Grant eligibility requirements & instructions.
The intent of the Small Grants Program is to provide support for community projects, programs, or initiatives in need of a small, one-time grant between $1,000 and $5,000, but may not be eligible for funding through other grant opportunities.
This grant is currently open, with limited funds available - the grant is open until funds run out. For more details call 712-255-3551. Click here for Small Grant eligibility requirements & instructions and click here for the application.