Why United Way?

By giving to United Way your one gift has the capability to impact thousands of local lives. United Way of Rock River Valley is a premier fundraiser and we ensure that consistent investment into agency based programs makes a significant impact on people in our community.


Meeting Real Community Needs 

For 90 years, United Way of Rock River Valley has provided local partner agencies with the dollars and direction they need to help build our community and change lives.  Your one gift to the United Way of Rock River Valley improves more lives in more ways than any other donation. That’s because United Way partners with dozens of local agencies that demonstrate results. These results are evidence that the partnership we have formed is working for the benefit of people in the Rock River Valley. Your contribution helps fund programs that:

Provide food and shelter for people who are hungry and homeless

Develop youth by providing tutoring, mentoring, and a safe place for after-school care

Help people with disabilities live as independently as possible

Assist older adults who want to remain active and in their home;

Provide counseling, job skills training, and crisis services to those in need.

And central to all programs is the objective of helping as many people as possible become self-sustaining, productive members of our community. That’s what it means to Live United.

100 % of your contribution supports programs and services in our community. Fifteen generous corporate sponsors cover the cost of United Way’s fundraising and administrative expenses.


Measuring Outcomes to Ensure Results

As with any reputable organization and as a good steward of donors’ funds, the United Way of Rock River Valley asks its funded agencies to provide measurable results on its programs that includes agency financial statements and program outcomes.

United Way of Rock River Valley requires all funded programs to produce measurable results annually. As part of our annual grant process, United Way trains agencies on outcomes and reporting results.


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For thousands of area youth, middle school is the defining moment in their lives. See how United Way and its partners are creating a movement to help middle school students achieve success. Visit www.movethemiddlenow.org.

Parents or guardians of children ages birth to five who are residents of Meridian CUSD #223 can register for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library today!

Don't wait another day. Call 2-1-1 to connect with information on counseling programs and support groups to help you reestablish safety and independence.

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We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every family in every neighborhood