Together, we can help provide families with financial stability.

Stable income and sufficient savings lead to financial security, enabling families to plan for the future, build good credit and weather unexpected expenses. Together we are making it possible for Quad Citizens to get and keep better jobs, build their savings and hold on to more of what they earn.

Working collectively with community leaders, volunteers, partners and supporters like you, we helped over 53,000 of our neighbors secure a solid foundation for economic stability.

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Income Impact at a Glance

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in federal and state refunds were issued to families and individuals in the Quad Cities through our free volunteer tax preparation service.

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families secured housing and a stable roof over their heads.

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individuals secured a job thanks to United Way Quad Cities funded programs and support.

Providing more Quad Citizens with basic needs, career pathways and economic mobility.

We’ve partnered with businesses, unions and other organizations to help strengthen our workforce in the long run. Income, along with education and health, is one of the building blocks of opportunity.

In support of our Rise United 2030 community goals, we are driving transformative change in financial stability by ensuring more of our workers are earning a living wage.

1 %
of young adults (25–44) do not earn a living wage

(United for ALICE – 2023)

Increase by
1 %
the number of Quad Cities young adults who earn a living wage

You may also be interested in our Education Goals and our Health Goals.

Income Programs & Initiatives

Creating a system that works for all.

Without stable income or sufficient savings, families get derailed by unexpected expenses, develop credit issues and fall prey to predatory lenders. We partner and invest in a range of programs that put residents on new career pathways, giving them the skills and resources to improve their economic mobility and providing them with basic necessities in emergency situations. By investing in our residents’ financial stability today, we’re affecting our community for generations.


Funded Partners

United Way Quad Cities works with funded partner organizations who work each day to help more neighbors reach financial stability.

For just $20 per month, you can make a significant impact in the life of a low-income person by providing them with over a year's worth of meals.

Your investment through United Way Quad Cities can bolster programs like Books & Barbers which support student learning and social-emotional health.

Income News

United Way Quad Cities is now accepting appointments for its free tax preparation program. Appointments begin Feb. 1 through April 12, to help Quad Cities families…
Today, we at United Way QC announced $2.8 million in grant awards to 51 nonprofits and grassroots organizations working to bring opportunity to more students and…
United Way’s free tax preparation program helps Quad Citizens keep more of their hard-earned money United Way Quad Cities is now accepting appointments for its volunteer tax…