About Us

Since 1953, United Way of Story County has been leading the fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

We believe these areas are the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. You're invited to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.




To improve the quality of life in our community for individuals and families.



United Way of Story County is a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support, and evaluate effective human services, especially in the areas of health, education, and financial stability for our diverse community.



As a human services organization continuously seeking to deliver community impact and maintain quality service to our donors and clients, United Way of Story County places high value on the concept of diversity.

To value diversity is to respect and appreciate race, religion, skin color, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, age, parental status, and the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation and experiences. To be inclusive is to leverage diversity by bringing together unique individual backgrounds to collectively and more effectively address the issues facing our communities.

It is our aim, therefore, that United Way of Story County’s partners, strategies, and investments reflect these core values. Diversity is a critical component to achieving success in an ever-changing environment.

The Board of Directors and President and CEO will provide leadership and collaborate with clients, donors, staff, volunteers, agencies, and community partners to ensure an environment that values diversity.

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