The Core

Be at the center of change.
Join the core.
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two elementary age girls sitting in a classroom

A Monthly Gift – With Daily Impact.

Join thousands of Quad Cities residents who invest monthly to bring lasting change to our community – supporting the education, economic vitality and well-being of families right here in Iowa and Illinois. Monthly givers make up The Core – and they’re the reason why United Way Quad Cities can create opportunities that transform lives.

Who is The Core?

Givers in The Core include monthly recurring donors and those who give a portion of their paycheck to United Way Quad Cities. We are truly grateful to these caring moms, dads, students, retirees, professionals, skilled laborers, and executives — 4,062 strong and growing!

Invest in proven impact.

When you give, 100% of your gift stays in the Quad Cities — to help people in our community. Our funding decisions are led by volunteer community members who represent diverse perspectives.

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

Want to know more?
If you have any questions about monthly giving and The Core, email Sarah Smith or call 563.344.0316.
0 %
of Quad City students are
Reading proficiently
by the end of third grade, a key factor in
determining if they will graduate.
—Quad Cities Education Data Exchange, 2021
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Children from families
with low income are almost
As likely to fall and
stay behind in school
as children from families with more income.
—The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
kids in the Quad Cities start kindergarten
Without the skills
needed to succeed.
—Quad Cities Education Data Exchange, 2021