Announcement: New community investments of $1.5 million awarded to education and financial stability programs. Click here to view programs your gift funds. Cares Act Funding Available: Has COVID-19 impacted your ability to pay your mortgage, rent or utilities? Click here to see if you qualify for assistance.

The pet-tential for helping people in need is endless.

Vote for a pet or register yours into our cutest pet contest fundraiser! Proceeds help metro families who are struggling and support 100+ nonprofit programs.

Registration: $20  Votes: $1 each

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October 23, 2020, 11:30AM
Our community has faced a multitude of challenges this past year, but United Way supporters have been there for our neighbors every step of the way! Join us as we recognize community members for their generosity and commitment to the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro. We’ll share an update on the important work that donors have helped us accomplish and honor this year’s Campaign Recognition Award winners and our “Citizens of the Year.”


Cutest way to give back ev-fur.

Use the power of your pet (and their cuteness!) for a good cause. Participate today in this purrfect opportunity to show off your pet, help people in need in our community and win awesome prizes from our PAWsome sponsors! Donations help fund local nonprofit programs.


At United Way of the Midlands, we understand the importance of supporting local nonprofit programs that provide a variety of assistance for families in need. The Circle of Support is a group of more than 100 nonprofit programs that are funded by donors like YOU!

These programs provide three different supports that are vital to helping families in need: Basic Needs, Education and Financial Stability. Learn more about how we invest your dollars so they have the greatest impact in our community.

Investing Your Dollars in a Circle of Support

Everything that happens at United Way begins with YOU.

Explore the nonprofit programs your generous gift is helping fund across the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro.

*New! 2020-2021 Investments*

A Year to Remember

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A Message from Our President and CEO

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What is a Circle of Support?

What is the Circle of Support?   The Circle of Support is a group of more than 100 nonprofit programs that are funded by United Way of the Midlands (UWM) donors like YOU! These nonprofit...

Join the #GiveFromTheHeart Challenge

With COVID-19 taking over headlines, we’re all craving stories that show the power of the human spirit and amazing things people are willing to do to help each other.   Making masks...

COVID-19 Charitable Deduction Changes

On March 27th, 2020 President Trump signed the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package into law. It includes a new financial incentive for individuals and companies to make donations...

Ways to Contact Your Legislator

When you have concerns and questions, it can be hard to keep track of which legislator you should reach out to and how you can get in touch. Luckily, there are easy tools and quick steps to expedite...

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