United Way of North Central Iowa Announces Community Impact Partner Investments for 2020
(North Iowa, IA- April 21-2020) – United Way of North Central Iowa recently announced its community impact funding totaling $360,000 for nonprofit programs and services in Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago and Worth Counties. United Way creates and enhances opportunities for making a positive and lasting impact in education, financial stability and health and is the largest source of non-governmental funding for local nonprofit agencies addressing the impact areas of education, financial stability and health.
“Our volunteers did a great job this year. It was good to see many of our experienced team members returning from prior years, along with several new community members joining the process. The team had a strong combination of experience and new perspectives, and in conjunction with our partner organizations, I think they were able to identify the most critical needs in our region during this uncertain time.” Said Michael Green, Chairman of United Way’s Community Impact Committee. The committee, which is responsible for deciding where funding is most needed in the community, spent 350 hours in the spring reviewing applications and determining programs that service the most important and pressing needs in north central Iowa. This investment will directly impact the lives of over north Iowa residents with various services including emergency and crisis assistance, food security, ensuring access to mental and physical health needs, programs for our aging population, helping children and youth succeed, and more.
Jen Arends, United Way CEO, shared “we are extremely pleased to provide support to these critical local programs that are doing such life-changing work in our community, and for our amazing donors who have made this possible.” To learn more about United Way of North Central Iowa, call 641-423-1774 or visit www.unitedwaynci.org.
The following programs will be receiving United Way of North Central Iowa funding:
- Crisis Intervention Services -Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Other Violent Crimes Intervention Program- $42,000.00
- Francis Lauer Youth Services-Emergency Services Shelter-$42,000.00
- NICAO-Outreach Program- $30,000.00
- Community Kitchen-Nutritional Meals for those in Need- $23,300.00
- Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB-North Iowa CASA -$23,000.00
- IJAG-Empowering, Engaging, and Educating Mason City- $23,000.00
- NIACOG Housing Trust Fund-Housing Trust Fund-$23,000.00
- Charlie Brown Community Day Care-Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families- $21,000.00
- 43 North Iowa-Community Connections- $20,000.00
- Meals on Wheels-Meals for the Homebound- $18,000.00
- RSVP-Reading Buddies- $13,500.00
- 43 North Iowa-Transitional Living Supports- $10,000.00
- North Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Council-Satellite Child Protection Center- $10,000.00
- Northern Lights Alliance for the Homeless-Homelessness to Permanent Housing- $10,000.00
- Cedar Valley Friends of The Family Inc-Rapid Housing Initiative- $9,000.00
- The Set Me Free Project-The Set Me Free Project Iowa Expansion- $8,500.00
- Osage Community Daycare-Bridges Mentoring- $7,000.00
- Crisis Intervention Services -Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention- $5,700.00
- Salvation Army-Blast Zone -$5,000.00
- Youth for Christ-Campus Life- $5,000.00
- Lutheran Services of Iowa-Families Together-$3,800.00
- RSVP-Reading Coaches- $2,700.00
- Latinas Latinos Al Exito Inc.-Al Exito Hampton- $2,500.00
- Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa-Girl Scout Leadership Program- $2,000.00
About United Way of North Central Iowa:
United Way of North Central Iowa is a non-profit charity that works to improve the daily lives and future opportunities of north Iowa residents. The mission of UWNCI is to strengthen north Iowa in collaboration with its nonprofit partners. This is done through the financial support of local health and human service agencies that meet needs in the priority areas of health, education and financial stability. Together, money is raised to help fund important programs and services in our area. Funds raised are distributed by Community Impact Teams, comprised of community volunteers. All donations remain local to benefit and build our community in north Iowa. For more information on United Way of North Central Iowa and to find out how you can get involved in making a difference in the community, visit www.unitedwaynci.org.