About Us

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United Way Quad Cities

We are a nonprofit organization advancing equity and improving education, income and health outcomes in the Quad Cities. Together, we can put opportunity in the hands of every Quad Citizen.

And while the obstacles are huge, we’re optimistic. We know how to mobilize people, resources and solve problems. We make progress every day thanks to the help of local partners and generous supporters. If we work together, we believe that every Quad Citizen, regardless of race or ZIP code, will have access and opportunity to develop their full potential.


How We Do It




We find and fund solutions to our community’s biggest challenges. 
With our local network and position in the community, we have a 30,000-foot view of the resources and gaps in the Quad Cities’ social challenges. We study and step into these gaps, bringing together the best people and ideas to build and fund initiatives that fill these needs and create opportunity where it didn’t exist before.


Largest social impact nonprofit funder.
As one of the largest social impact nonprofit funders in the Quad Cities, we are responsible for the private investments into efforts that can improve education, income and health and advance equity.




100% of funding decided by local people.
The funds raised by our United Way are invested in local programs to solve the very real challenges that people face in our community, which is why real people just like you help determine how those dollars are invested.



We prove our impact. 
We track every dollar we raise, and show the impact you helped fund with photos, stories and data.


We’re an open book.  
We know it's important to you that your donation is being used effectively. It's important to us, too. That's why we work hard to receive the highest grades available for accountability and transparency.

How You Can Help


Invest in improving education, income and health in our community. Learn about the many ways to give.

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Use your voice to raise awareness and convince policy makers to create lasting change. Advocate with us.

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Giving your time and effort is a meaningful way to be part of the change. Learn more about volunteering opportunities.

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