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Providing a Circle of Support

Learn how your gift builds a stronger tomorrow for our community.

Your gift is invested in more than 100 local nonprofit programs alongside thousands of other donors. Together, these programs are addressing pressing social and economic disparities and meeting families’ essential needs, such as healthy food, a safe place to go after school and job support.

Thanks to YOU, United Way invested $20.6 million dollars into our community during the past year.

  • African American Empowerment Network, Inc.
  • American Red Cross – Omaha Council Bluffs Metro
  • Applied Information Management Institute
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
  • Boy Scouts, Mid-America Council
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
  • C.W. BOXING CLUB Hotline
  • Canopy South
  • CASA for Douglas County
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Des Moines, Council Bluffs
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
  • Charles Drew Health Center
  • Child Saving Institute, Inc.
  • City Sprouts, Inc.
  • Collective for Youth
  • College Possible
  • Community Alliance Rehabilitation Services
  • Completely KIDS
  • CRCC
  • D2 Center
  • Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.
  • FAMILY, Inc.
  • Father Flanagan’s Boys Home
  • Friends of Iowa CASA and ICFCRB
  • Generation Diamond
  • Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
  • Girls Incorporated of Omaha
  • Goodwill Industries Inc.
  • Greater Omaha Attendance and Learning Services
  • Habitat for Humanity Council Bluffs
  • Habitat for Humanity Omaha
  • Heart Ministry Center, Inc.
  • Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc.
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Heartland Hope Mission
  • Heartland Workers Center
  • Holy Name Housing
  • Hope Center for Kids, Inc.
  • Housing Foundation for Sarpy County
  • InCommon
  • Intercultural Senior Center
  • International Council for Refugees and Immigrants, Inc.
  • Iowa Jag Inc.
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Jewish Federation of Omaha
  • Kids Can Community Center
  • Latino Center of the Midlands
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.
  • Mercy Housing Midwest
  • MICAH House
  • Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation
  • Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
  • Nebraska Children’s Home Society, Inc.
  • Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, Inc.
  • New Visions
  • No More Empty Pots
  • OHB
  • Omaha 100
  • Omaha Economic Development Corporation
  • Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance
  • OneWorld Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Partnership 4 Kids
  • Project Houseworks
  • Rapid Response Omaha’s
  • Restoring Dignity
  • RISE
  • Seventy Five North
  • Siena Francis House
  • Simple Foundation
  • Spark
  • Stephen Center, Inc.
  • Teammates Mentoring Program
  • The Life House
  • The Salvation Army – NE
  • Together Inc, of Metropolitan Omaha
  • Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.
  • Visiting Nurse Association
  • Wellness Council of the Midlands
  • Whispering Roots, Inc
  • Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA)
  • YMCA of Greater Omaha
  • Youth Emergency Services, Inc.
  • YouTurn

Additional Investments Made in our Community

The 211 Helpline, housed at United Way of the Midlands, serves people in need across Nebraska and southwest Iowa 24/7. It acts as a single point of contact for thousands of health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs.

More Information: NE211.org or 211Iowa.org

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Investment Fund, will enhance UWM’s existing commitment to building equity in our community. Selected by experts and community volunteers, funded programs will support people of color and provide equality and hope by creating financial stability, developing sustainable career paths, supporting entrepreneurs, providing educational support and more.

UWM and the Omaha World-Herald are pleased to partner to administer the Goodfellows program, which provides help to those in our community who have fallen on hard times, including people between jobs, the elderly, the ill, those who have experienced abuse and those facing a personal crisis with nowhere else to turn.

More information: GoodfellowsOmaha.com

The Housing Stability Program convenes and collaborates more than 50 nonprofit agencies, UWM worked to provide Nebraskans impacted by COVID-19 with direct assistance to pay their rent, mortgage or utilities in 2020. Moving forward, UWM will continue to provide assistance through the Omaha – MACCH Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Siemer’s Institute Family Support Program is a collaborative partnership that addresses the needs of families on the edge of homelessness. The program, managed by Family Housing Advisory Services Inc., provides financial education to ensure families can stay in their homes and children can stay in school.

JAG Nebraska helps junior high and high school students overcome obstacles and build skills so they are set up for success in the classroom and workplace.

More information: JAGNebraska.org

The Karnett Trust was created in 1969 by Ellen C. Karnett and entrusted to UWM in 2012. United Way directs Karnett Trust funding to local programs that focus on the care, education and training of children up to age 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.


  • Autism Action Partnership 
  • EasterSeals 
  • Goodwill 
  • HETRA 
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska 
  • Ollie Webb Center 
  • Sheltering Tree 

Mental Health Awareness Campaign, we aim to bring to light the many resources available to help anyone struggling with mental health concerns and reduce the stigma of asking for help. As part of the campaign, we will invest more than $1 million in programs that provide mental health supports to community members.

Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education (NCWDE) is focused on increasing the qualified workforce in Nebraska by creating opportunities for Omaha’s young people to gain exposure to and pursue careers in the trades, while also developing the skills to support the infrastructure of Nebraska.

More information: NebraskaWorkforce.org

As a part of its GOOD on the Go program, UWM is partnering with Omaha Public Schools to raise funds for the purchase and assembly of “Shine Bright” boxes for local kindergarten, 6th- and 9th-grade students. Each “Shine Bright” box contains hygiene items that kids need to feel good and succeed in the classroom and in life.

More Information: UnitedWayMidlands.org/ShineBright

Through our partnership with the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), health charities receive funding to conduct innovative research, provide critical client services and offer education and prevention programs to members in our community. CHAD Agencies:

  • The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
  • Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter
  • American Lung Association in Nebraska
  • Arthritis Foundation Nebraska
  • Autism Action Partnership
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Nebraska/Iowa Chapter
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Nebraska Chapter
  • Epilepsy Foundation Nebraska
  • JDRF – Heartland Chapter
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Nebraska Chapter
  • March of Dimes, Nebraska & Western Iowa Market 
  • Muscular Dystropy Association of Nebraska 
  • National MS Society – Mid America Chapter 
  • Nebraska AIDS Project 
  • Nebraska Chapter of National Hemophilia Foundation 
  • Nebraska Community Blood Bank 
  • Nebraska Health Care Foundation 
  • Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association 
  • Nebraska Kidney Association 
  • Susan G. Komen ® Great Plains 
  • Team Jack Foundation 
  • United Cerebral Palsy Nebraska  

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