Together, we have put opportunity in the hands of nearly 86,000 Quad Citizens last year.
Our Rise United 2030 community goals are a collective commitment and vision for a region where all Quad Citizens have the access and opportunity to thrive.
Rise United is more than a hope. It is a set of achievable goals to build a stronger, more equitable Quad Cities. These goals are our North Star for driving transformative change and advancing racial equity in education, income and health over the next 10 years.
the number of students reading on grade level by 3rd grade.
the number of young adults earning living wages, adding $116M in wages per year to the economy.
the percent of Quad Citizens reporting having routine health care.
When we tackle the root causes of important issues, we improve lives, whole neighborhoods, communities and groups.
Learn about our work supporting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the entire community.
We are steadfast in measuring our performance and impact so that we can learn what is working, and where we are most effective.
With your support, here’s how we are making a difference in the lives of real people.
I was missing support and structure in my life. One thing I’m able to do now is look myself in the mirror and be happy with who I am. The biggest change has been my attitude towards everything. I’ve gotten the opportunity to be a son and a father again.
A volunteer reading program that promotes youth literacy through one-on-one mentorship in schools.
Helps parents learn how they can support their child’s development and prepare them for kindergarten.
Helps low- to middle-income residents reduce debt and build savings through free tax preparation services.
Our community schools initiative brings a wide range of resources to students and their families and helps remove barriers.
Makes the community a more vibrant place by uniting businesses, unions and others in a day of hands-on volunteering.
A partnership with local letter carriers that helps collect and provide nutritious meals to youth and low-income families.
A group of 70 organizations working together to provide quality, accessible mental health services.
A partnership of 300+ businesses and organizations working together to improve local health outcomes.
A partnership with the Quad-City Times to provide basic needs for families and individuals during especially difficult times.
United Way Quad Cities works with funded partner organizations that provide services in the community around the three building blocks of opportunity: education, income and health.