Community Impact Programs
United Way of Siouxland depends on the leadership of volunteers from across the community to guide the sound investment of funds entrusted to us by generous donors. These volunteers provide insight and oversight to ensure that programs deliver solid results. Working in teams, volunteers review funding applications and make recommendations for future funding.
 
Below are the programs that are receiving United Way of Siouxland funding to make a positive impact to their clients and ultimately making our community stronger. For descriptions of each program, click on the icons.
*Funding levels listed do not include donor designations 





Preschool Program - $12,096
 
Mentoring Youth - $90,000
712.239.9890 
 
Strong Youth - $41,130
712.255.8846 

After School and Summer Programs - $80,228
712.258.5545 
 
 
Girl Scout Leadership Experience - $30,848
712.255.0187 

After School and Summer Programs - $126,000
712.252.1088 

Imagination Library
Age Appropriate Books for Children - $35,000
 
Iowa Reading Corps
Grade Level Tutoring - $58,500
 
Nurturing Environment / Daycare - $75,500
712.258.1605 
 
Youth Program - $75,949
712.258.5137 
 
Age Appropriate Development Program - $43,600
712.276.4030 

Summer Camp - $25,000
402.404.8439 
 
Delinquency Prevention - $110,274
712.252.0581 
 
Preschool and Child Care - $53,500
712.255.6832 
Emergency Services - $105,315
712.252.4081 
 
Economic Stability Resources & Transitional Housing - $88,631
712.252.1861 
 
eARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT OUTREACH
Tax Preparation Assistance - $20,000

Immigration & Translation Services - $75,949
712.258.5137 
 
Pathway of Hope - $60,000
712.255.8836 
 
Basic Needs & Translation Services - $30,015
 402.494.6878

Economic & Emotional Stability - $35,357
 712.258.4174 
Outpatient Therapy - $87,210
712.293.4700 
 
Healthy and Safe Families - $123,825
712.252.4547 
 
Safety for All Residents - $114,396
712.277.0131 

HOPES - $26,984
712.255.4341 
 
Parent Education - $15,570
712.255.2505 
 
Wellness Programs - $59,214
402.494.8439 
 
Prevention and Anti-Bullying Efforts - 36,435
712.255.1729 
 
Enhancing the Lifestyles of Older Adults - $40,782
712.255.1729 
 
Summer Program - $14,000
712.258.5050 
 
FOCUS & SMALL GRANTS*
In 2015, United Way of Siouxland underwent a Strategic Planning process.  One outcome of this process was the development of new grant processes aimed at reaching out to support community programs that fit into the goals United Way is working toward in our Agenda for Change.  
 
SMALL GRANTS AWARDED TO DATE:
Micro Mentoring  A collaborative mentoring program provided through the Center for Siouxland, Women Aware and Girls Inc.  
 
I Am Siouxland An online volunteer matching project sponsored by the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
 
Crittenton Center  Support for immediate replacement of boiler system at Emergency Children's Shelter
 
College Changes Everything  A collaboration between SHIP, the Sioux City Community School District, WITCC, Morningside College, Briar Cliff University and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce to improve post secondary education success 
 
 
 
FOCUS GRANTS AWARDED TO DATE:  
 
Camp High Hopes, Program: Welcome Center to support Summer Day Camp and Sleep Away Sessions, Grant Amount: $50,000

This grant will support Camp High Hopes in building a Welcome Center to increase the amount of space they can dedicate to their programs. Camp High Hopes is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth and adults who have special needs. This new facility will enable the camp to expand capabilities for programming and impact more families in our region.  This project supports United Way’s goal to advance Health – Individuals of all ages will increase coping and life skills.

 

Iowa Legal Aid, Program: Health and Law Integrated Care Project, Grant Amount: $25,000 

The grant will help address the complex challenges low-income families face, which can result in increased health problems and hospitalizations. A medical-legal partnership is created where patients receive legal assistance to alleviate conditions affecting their health and well-being. This project supports United Way’s goal to advance Health – Youth & adults live in & maintain a safe/healthy environment.

 

Shesler Hall, Program: Emergency, transitional, and permanent housing for women that struggle with mental illness, Grant Amount: $25,000

This program assists women with chronic illness to gain stability by providing mental wellness and life skills to transition to permanent housing. Last year 90% of residents transitioned into permanent housing and continue to be self-sufficient today. This project supports United Way’s goal to advance Health – Individuals of all ages will increase coping and life skills.

 
*FOCUS and Small Grant programs are not eligible for campaign designations.   
 Click here for a one-page summary of FOCUS & Small grants.