Our mission is to advance the health, education, and income of those in need in our community.

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, the United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States began its work as the Dubuque Community Chest.