COMMUNITY CARE FUND –
INVESTS IN A NETWORK OF SUPPORTS
United Way invests donor dollars to address key challenges faced by people in our community. We support a coordinated system of basic needs supports to help individuals and families attain their full potential. We work to break the cycle of poverty by investing in wraparound supports that ensure local children come to school prepared to learn and adults achieve financial stability.
In 2018 – 2020, UWM will invest $16.5 million into the Omaha-Council Bluffs community. $16.2 million will be invested over the next two years through the Community Care Fund to 112 local health and human service programs selected through a robust volunteer-led community investment process; $2.4 million in additional investments will be donor-directed to 175 agencies; and $6.0 million will support special initiatives and community collaborations including the Federation of Combined Health Charities, Labor United, 2-1-1 Helpline, Court Referral Community Service Program, Opportunity Youth, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the Siemer Institute Family Support Program and to support children with intellectual disabilities through the Karnett Trust.
COMMUNITY CARE FUND – BASIC NEEDS
With programs for Access and Referral, Housing Support and Domestic Violence United Way Midlands is dedicated to supporting our most vulnerable communities.
With programs from supporting Physical and Mental Health to addressing Food Security and Family Support, United Way Midlands is helping raise the bar on the quality of life for our community.
COMMUNITY CARE FUND – EDUCATION
Encompassing academic and life skills education, United Way Midlands supports Early Childhood and Pre-literacy Education, School Attendance, Expanded Learning and Mentoring opportunities.
COMMUNITY CARE FUND – FINANCIAL STABILITY
Financial Stability is one of the key tenants in creating a stable community, United Way Midlands Supports a variety of programs that focus on Financial Education and Stability as well as Housing Stability.