United For Equity

"Hands In" of people in a circle

Listen. Learn. Reflect. Act.

United for Equity is United Way Quad Cities' initiative to increase awareness of local racial inequities and build community and political will to address them. Our priorities and investments are aimed at addressing the systemic issues that affect opportunity and mobility for low- to moderate-income children and families.

With your help, and help from partners and investors, this multifaceted project aims to reduce and prevent racial inequities across systems that impact education, income and health in the Quad Cities.
 

OUR PROGRAMS

The United for Equity program launched in 2020 and was focused on raising community awareness about racial inequities, coming together and identifying solutions.

We launched the 21-Day Equity Challenge to help Quad Citizens gain a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and region.
> Learn more.

In October 2020, the Quad Cities Equity Summit brought together a cross-section of Quad Citizens to show up, speak up and stand up for our minority communities that have long been impacted by persistent and underlying racism, prejudice and inequities. Altogether, more than 400 people took part in 29 virtual, small-group conversations to help bring about lasting change.

Read Equity Summit Community Insights Report
>Download here.

November 2020, we hosted a virtual Courageous Conversations: Equity in Action event where 300 Quad Citizens began the journey of turning community-generated ideas from the Equity Summit into action, focusing on three key impact areas: education, health and income.

The United for Equity Fund is supported by local business and industry leaders as well as individual gifts and supports new equity-focused solutions, programs or initiatives that address poverty and structural racism.

In early 2021, a diverse panel of 21 Quad-Cities residents awarded $275,000 to 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs that target disparities in the Quad Cities.
> Learn more.

 We need your help!

A more equitable Quad Cities starts with you. Your generous gift to the United for Equity Fund will help empower our community and allow the United Way to support new equity-focused solutions, programs or initiatives that address poverty and structural racism.

Donate to Equity fund

Thank You to Our Partners and Generous Investors

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Visit Quad Cities

 

QC Chamber

 

 

Ascentra Credit Union

 

Bank of America

 

BankOrion

 

 

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Blackhawk Bank & Trust

 

 

Blue Grass Savings Bank

 

 

Cobham

 

 

Deere Employee Credit Union

 

 

Deloitte

 

 

Dispatch Argus

 

 

Estes Construction

 

 

Exelon Generation

 

 

IHMVCU

 

 

IMEG

 

 

John Deere

 

 

KALA radio

 

 

 

KLJB FOX18

 

 

KWQC

 

 

MVRBC

 

 

Northwest Bank & Trust

 

 

QuadCities.com

 

 

Quad Cities Illinois Rotary

 

 

 

Quad City Bank & Trust

 

 

Quad Cities Labor

 

 

Quad City Times

 

 

RIA Federal Credit Union

 

 

Royal Neighbors of America

 

 

Russell

 

 

SENB Bank

 

 

Shive Hattery

 

 

TBK Bank

 

 

The Family Credit Union

 

 

The Sedona Group

 

 

TownSquare Media

 

 

Tyson

 

 

Van Meter

 

 

WGVV

 

 

WHBF

 

 

WQAD

 

 

WVIK

 

SUPPORTERS

100 Black Men Quad Cities
amw solutions
Angela Stewart Yoga
Arconic 
Ascentra Credit Union
Cafe On Vine
Child Abuse Council
Downtown Davenport Partnership
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
The Family Credit Union
Family Museum
Gilda's Club Quad Cities
Humility Homes & Services, Inc.
John Deere
KONE Inc
Management Resource Group
Me & Billy
Mercado on Fifth
Metropolitan Community Church
Muscatine Community College
Narratives
Northwest Bank & Trust Company
Pleasant Valley Community School District
Pleasant Valley High School
Putnam Museum & Science Center
Quad Cities Chamber
Quad City Arts
Quad City Bank & Trust
Quad City Symphony Orchestra
Rock Island Public Library
Rouse Consulting Group
Scott County Conservation Board
Scott County Health Department
Scott County Kids
Sense Inspections LLC
Shive-Hattery
Tapestry Farms
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Two Rivers YMCA
United Way Quad Cities
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Jaime Bosworth
Sandra Brandt, LMSW
Lisa Britt
Peter Britt
Dee Bruemmer
Nicki Brus
Kris Burt
Ann Bush
Berni Carmack
Hannah Carr
Sandra Cassady
Lisa Charnitz
Julie Chisholm
Nicole Cline
Charles S Collins

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Ryan Filbrandt
Lauri Flanagan
Katie Flynn
Janice Foley
Beck Forth
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Susan Freburg
Mary Gaetz-Scholtz
Bill and Chris Gallin
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Alma Gaul
Rene Gellerman
Mikael Gibson
Kristin Glass
Christine Graf
Mary Graupmann
Janet Griffin
Katie Groenenboom
Jim Halverson
Paige H.
Kari Hanson
Nicole Harrison
Alivia Hatten
Rev Rich Hendricks
Amanda Hess
Barbara Hixon
Danielle Hoffman
Kaitlyn Holland
Heidi Huiskamp Collins
Emerald Johnson
Rabbi Henry Jay Karp
Chuck and Jeane Keibler
Scott Kelty
Angie Kendall
Kellie Kerns
Stacy L Klingler
Deb Kretschmer
Dr. Pandora Lawrence
Cheryl Leamer
Lori Lefstein
Lance C. Leslie
Lisa Lockheart
Toni Lucas
Lorri
Debbie Mahr Heitman
Autumn Manning
Marianne G. Marcek
Swetha Marisetty
Thomas A. Mason IV
Liz Mastalio
Kristi Masterson
Mark Mathews
Betsy Matt Turner
Lisa McCraw
Ann McGlynn
Becky Meade
John Meade
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Elise Miller
Cali Milligan
Linda Molyneaux
Mardell Mommsen
Brian Monroe
Randy Moore
Daisy Cordelia Moran
Stephen Morford
Sam Moyer
Jennifer Naeve
April L Nebinger
Dee Neff
Alison Ng
Melinda Pearson
Ashley Perkins
Dr. Susan B. Perry
Tiffany Peterson
Colleen Rafferty
Kathy L. Ramp
Andy Roehl
Emily Rollins
Anna Roorda
Barbara Roseman
Dana Rosenberg
Gary N. Rowe
Joscelyn Rowe
Jen Rummery
Chelsea Sammons
Sharon Sanyi
James Patrick Schmidt
James B Schneider
Sarah Schoper
Holly Sparkman
Tracy Matlock
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Tracy Schwind
Brent Schwoebel
Lynn Selking
Sheri Simpson-Schultz
Veronica Singh
Mark Smith
Kevin Smith
Pamela Snyder
Katie Spain
Jenni Swanson
Kai Swanson
Steve Taghon
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Julie Thompson
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Katie Voelliger
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Suzanne Wiese
Rebecca Wildermuth
Kelly Willet
Colleen Willman
Melissa Woods
Holly Yates
Robert Yoerger