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Women United 2022

OUR MISSION

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

Over one million dollars in grants awarded since 2006 to improve the lives of Siouxland children! 

Click HERE to read the 2022 Women United Newsletter.

WOMEN UNITED MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

  • 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 smesserschmidt@unitedwaysiouxland.com or call (712) 255-3551 for more information!

WOMEN UNITED GRANTS

Program Grant requests of $500 - $2,499 are made as one time awards, with a focus on specific needs such as supplies, equipment, tutors, etc.

Brighter Future Grant requests of $2,500 - $50,000 can be made to support new, ongoing, or expanding programs that address issues similar to those shown below. 

  • Poverty and its influence on children

  • Health issues such as immunization rates and teen pregnancy

  • Literacy and access to educational opportunities in the summer

  • Parent involvement and its impact on children

  • Food insecurity

2022 WOMEN UNITED GRANT AWARDS TOTALING $76,250 WERE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 9!  CONGRATULATIONS TO:

PROGRAM GRANTS:

Camp High Hopes - $2,499

Sarah Morgan from Camp High Hopes spoke with United Way of Siouxland about the impact the funds will have on their group.
CLICK HERE to see the Camp High Hopes video. 

Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School (STARS) - $1979

Brooke McBride from STARS spoke with United Way of Siouxland about the impact the funds will have on their group.
CLICK HERE to watch the STARS video. 

Siouxland Mental Health Center - $2363

The Pier Center for Autism - $782

Miranda Smalley from The Pier Center for Autism spoke with United Way of Siouxland about the impact the funds will have on their group.
CLICK HERE to see the Pier Center for Autism video. 

Haven House - $800 (funded by anonymous Women United member)

BRIGHTER FUTURES GRANTS:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Siouxland - $5,000

MaryAnne Hartington from Boys & Girls Clubs of Siouxland spoke with United Way of Siouxland about the impact the funds will have on their group.
CLICK HERE to see the Boys and Girls Clubs of Siouxland video. 

Girls, Inc. - $23,625

Mandy Engel-Cartie from Girls, Inc. spoke with United Way of Siouxland about the impact the funds will have on their group.
CLICK HERE to see the Girls, Inc. video. 

The Crittenton Center - $40,000

2023 Women United grant applications will open in mid-November.  Watch here for details!