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Women United 2022


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

Since 2006 over one and a quarter million dollars in grants have been awarded to improve the lives of Siouxland children! 


  • BRONZE (1 VOTE): $1,250 annually

  • GOLD (2 VOTES): $2,500 annually

  • PLATINUM (4 VOTES): $5,000 annually

New members may join at any time during the year, contact Sharon at or call (712) 255-3551 for more information!

2024 Women United Grants Application is now closed.   See the 2024 awards below!

Women United supports the efforts of Siouxland non-profit organizations to address the needs of some of the most vulnerable children in our community through two types of funding:

  • Program Grant requests of $500 - $2,499 are made as one-time awards with a focus on specific needs.  Examples include, but are not limited to, supplies, equipment, books, technology, etc.  Funds must be expended within one year of the grant award.  Semi-annual progress reports are required.
  • Brighter Future Grant requests of $2,500 - $50,000 can be made to support new, ongoing, or expanding programs that address issues related to the well-being of children.  Examples include but are not limited to, programs that address childhood poverty, education, literacy, safety, and health.  Funds must be expended within one year of the grant award, quarterly progress reports are required. Applications can be made for a second year of funding.

Women United funding awards are program and project driven.  Therefore, funding is awarded to proposals that members believe have the best chance to address the most urgent needs of children in the Siouxland community.  Indirect expenses such as endowments, administrative salaries, overhead costs, and facility purchases/expansion or leasing costs are not eligible for Women United funding.

The members of Women United deeply appreciate all that you do every day for so many in our community and look forward to reviewing your funding application.  

Eight Women United grants were awarded on March 14, 2024 to non-profit organizations serving Siouxland children. Congratulations to the following:    


Haven House Family Services Center - $2,256

Siouxland Mental Health Center - $2,496


Sleep in Heavenly Peace - $25,000

The Warming Shelter - $7,200

Mary J. Treglia Community House Preschool - $4,998

Big Brothers Big Sisters - $18,000

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa - $6,950

Heartland Counseling - $25,550


Contact Sharon Messerschmidt at with questions.