Women United exists to provide financial support to organizations or groups that demonstrate the ability to enhance the quality of life for Siouxland youth. Women United membership gives Siouxland women the opportunity to:
Direct their charitable contributions toward issues that matter most to them
Join other women in actively improving the community we live in
Network with members and non-profit agencies in the Siouxland area
WOMEN UNITED MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
BRONZE (1/2 VOTE): $1,250 annually
GOLD (1 VOTE): $2,500 annually
PLATINUM (2 VOTES): $5,000 annually
New members may join at any time during the year! For more information contact Sharon Messerschmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (712) 255-3551.
WOMEN UNITED GRANTS
The members of Women United are committed to funding sustainable programs that improve the lives of Siouxland youth. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last year was a difficult and challenging one for local non-profit agencies that provide those services and support. Subsequently applications from many deserving agencies were submitted for the 2021 Brighter Futures and Program grants. From those applications, Women United awarded the following agencies:
Brighter Futures Grant
Sky Ranch Behavioral Services - $22,500
Boys and Girls Home RT Opportunities School - $9,062
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa - $10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland - $9,062
Haven House - $1,885
Pier Center for Autism - $2,496
Catholic Charities - $1,244
The 2022 online Women United grant applications will open on November 10, 2021.
Brighter Future Grant requests of $2,500 - $50,000 can be made to support new or existing programs that address the issues shown below. Awardees may apply for a second year of funding.
Poverty and its influence on children
Health issues such as immunization rates and teen pregnancy
Illiteracy and access to educational opportunities in the summer
Parent involvement and its impact on children
Program Grant requests of $500 - $2,499 can be made for one time awards, with a focus on specific needs such as playground equipment or tutors.
To learn more contact Sharon Messerschmidt at email@example.com or call United Way at 712.255.3551.