Community Impact

United Way of Wapello County creates solutions to build a stronger community. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve. But we don't do it alone. We fund programs and initiatives with community partners engaged with us to advance community-led solutions. 

                  HOW WE WORK

We bring together stakeholders like donors, volunteers, nonprofits, businesses, government, and those in need to identify our community's challenges. 
Together with our partners, we identify strategies to make significant and sustainable progress in addressing Wapello County's most pressing needs. 
Once the strategies are set, it's time for action. We invest in or create initiatives designed to get tangible results. We convene coalitions, raise awareness, and mobilize volunteers. 
We develop metrics and continuously evaluate programs to ensure we make measurable progress and refine strategies as needed. 


We focus on education, financial stability, and health- the building blocks of a good quality of life. We know that if everyone has access to quality education, lives in a financially stable home, and leads a healthy life, our community will be a better place to live for everyone. 

We fight to ensure every child enters school ready to learn, receives the support they need, and graduates with skills for success in college and the workforce. 
We fight to ensure every family has a safe place to live, enough food to eat, and enough savings to cover unexpected costs or emergencies. 
We fight to ensure every person has access to health care, mental health care, tools, and support to create healthy habits and decrease risky behavior.