When you give to United Way, your contribution improves the quality of life for individuals, families and children in our community.


United Way plays a key role in advocating for good public policy. We also help to educate both policy makers and community members.


Volunteering is at the heart of United Way's mission. Mobilizing volunteers is a core service of United Way through the United Way Volunteer Center.

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What we now recognize as United Way began in 1887 when a woman, a priest, a rabbi, and two ministers created an organization in Denver to collect funds for local charities. The first year $21,700 was raised for 10 health and welfare organizations. And that was just the beginning

In 1928, United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States began its work as the Dubuque Community Chest. Citizens and civic organizations

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Thank you for supporting United Way! Together, we're making a significant impact on the lives of those in the tri-states.

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Community Impact

United Way addresses specific issues focused on Health, Education, and Income/Financial Stability in the communities we serve by convening, collaborating, advocating, and/or investing resources. 

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Our community deserves to be healthy and strong. United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States now offers free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards to you or your family. 

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United, we exist to impact education because a good education is the foundation for a successful life.

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Latest News & Events

The New Faces of United Way

Campaign Kickoff Breakfast 2019

Campaign Kickoff Breakfast 2019

United Way hosted a Kickoff Event on September 12 in the Harbor Room of the Diamond Jo Casino. Over 180 people attended this year's campaign kickoff breakfast to celebrate our 91st year and to hear about the upcoming year's campaign for United Way. Our goal this year is to raise $1.5 million to help over 40,000 lives in our community. 

If you are interested in helping with this goal or would like to know more, please contact

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Over the Edge 2020

Save the Date: Over the Edge 2020 is on June 26, 2020!

Interested in going Over The Edge in 2020 for United Way? Over The Edge is a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (UWDATS) by rappelling off the Hotel Julien Dubuque. All funds raised will go to UWDATS' Community Impact fund which supports 35 LOCAL programs impacting health, education and financial stability/income. Help take us Over The Edge!

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United We Rock!

United We Rock!

Are you ready to rock while supporting a good cause?

United Way is partnering with local bands and venues to spread the word about our mission of connecting people and resources to advocate the health, wellness, and income of those in need in our community.



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