We love this community to its Core. Join us by becoming a Core Giver.

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Give Monthly. Change Lives Daily.

You have the potential to drive lasting change for our community in the areas of education, economic mobility and health. When you show up and help spread caring and kindness for our community, together, we can create long-term opportunity for kids and families in need, here in the Quad Cities.

Join thousands of Quad Cities residents who invest on a monthly basis* to provide support for those who need it most and address systemic barriers that hold our neighbors back.

Become a Core Giver. Your monthly gift can give opportunity to more Quad Citizens and empower them to reach their potential.

Give Monthly

Create Lasting Stability and Transform Lives

United Way Quad Cities mobilizes people and resources to address the community’s biggest challenges like income inequality, educational disparities and access to routine health care.

Together, Core Givers are the catalysts for lasting change, addressing the root causes of inequity and creating a brighter future for our community.

And this is only the beginning…

Our community has already made a tremendous impact on children, families, and adults. Here's how we're changing lives:

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33,132 students

had the groundwork laid for continued educational purposes.


16,028 neighbors

got access to the health and wellness resources they need to live healthy lives.

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5,738 Quad Citizens

received assistance to get and keep better jobs and build savings for the future.


Together, we can help more of our neighbors reach their full potential.

As the largest social impact funder in the Quad Cities, we find and fund solutions to our community’s biggest challenges. Your monthly donation can help power and support the programs and nonprofit partners that touch roughly 1 in 3 people of our community every year.

When you give, 100% of your gift stays in the Quad Cities  to help people in the Quad Cities. 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.


Your ongoing investment supports children and families who need it most here in the QC.

Just $10 can give a grade school student books to develop literacy skills and ignite a passion for reading.

Join the Core

If you have any questions about monthly giving and The Core, email Sarah Smith or call 563.344.0316.

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