Women United


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 works with Siouxland women to:

  • Direct their charitable contributions toward issues that matter most to them

  • Join other women in actively improving the community we live in


Download our flyer for more information about being a member, and let us know when you're ready join!  Registration for membership is open from July until December 31st each year.  


  • BRONZE (1/2 VOTE): $1,250 annually

  • GOLD (1 VOTE): $2,500 annually

  • PLATINUM (2 VOTES): $5,000 annually


The members of Women United are committed to funding sustainable programs with positive results.  2020 was truly a landmark year for Siouxland youth programs, as over ONE MILLION DOLLARS in Women United grant monies were awarded since the group was founded in 2006.  Agencies receiving 2020 awards: 

Brighter Futures Grant

Sky Ranch Behavioral Services - $22,750

MercyONE Child Advocacy Center - $3,500

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa - $7,000

Heartland Counseling Services - $12,608

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland - $14,753

Siouxland Community Health Center - $11,544

Program Grant

Gigi's Playhouse Sioux City - $1,200

Native American Children's Center - $2,400 

The 2021 annual grant process is now closed, awards will be announced in March.  The 2022 online grant applications will open in mid-November.

Brighter Future Grant requests of $2,500 - $50,000 can be made each year, and are intended to support new or ongoing programs that address the following:

  • 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

  •  Food insecurity

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 smesserschmidt@unitedwaysiouxland.com or call United Way at 712.255.3551!