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.
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.
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