Women United exists to provide financial support to organizations or groups that demonstrate the ability to enhance the quality of life for our Siouxland youth.
EMPOWERING WOMEN TO:
• Direct their charitable contributions toward issues that matter most to them.
• Join with other women to actively improve the community.
• See first-hand the difference they have made.
Women who wish to become a member of Women United have several gift options:
$1,250 (1/2 vote) $2,500 (1 vote) $5,000 (2 votes)
Votes are used to determine projects that will be funded during the grant review process.
NEW for 2013: Women United Emergency Grants
One-time grants ranging from $100-$500 are now available.
The intent of these grants is to assist children (individuals, not agencies or groups) in emergency and/or life-altering situations.
Requests for funds must be submitted through a local non-profit agency in Woodbury, Dakota, or Union County.
Women United's Community Impact
Since 2006, Women United has awarded 30 grants totaling $537,500 to local non-profit groups aimed at providing innovative, life-improving programs for Siouxland youth. The members of Women United are committeed to funding sustainable programs with positive results.
2013 Women United Grant Recipients
Brighter Futures Grant Recipients (Grantees may re-apply for up to three years)
BackPack Program: Food for Kids – Food Bank of Siouxland $20,000
Sustain a weekend food sack program available at five Siouxland elementary schools with highest rates of free and reduced lunch. The effort increases school performance and overall health.
YouthBuild Skills and Grills – Goodwill Industries $15,569
Educate current YouthBuild clients about meal budgeting and nutrition. Students will participate in cooking classes and will gain access to healthy food.
Iowa KidsSight – Iowa Lions Foundation $9,800
Purchase a digital camera to provide free vision screenings to Siouxland preschoolers. This volunteer-run program improves early learning & detection of eye problems. Referrals are made to local optometrists,
Food 4 Kids – St. James United Methodist Church $15,000
Provide nutritional food sacks two weekends/month to low-income children at Whittier Elementary. This volunteer-run program was born from a neighborhood study identifying hunger as a top need.
Youth Oral Health Outreach and Early Dental Home – Siouxland Community Health Center $8,930
Support preventative strategies reaching underserved children with unmet oral health needs, reducing dental problems and providing linkage to a dental home.
Horses Healing Hearts; Helping kids of offenders – STARS $6,827
Help children of former offenders reunite with their parents, rediscover family roles and conquer the challenges they face as at-risk youth through equine-assisted learning activities.
Program Grant Recipients (One-time grants for specific projects)
Safety through Education – Crittenton Center $2,500
Provide a proper car seat to parents who participate in a 6-session parenting curriculum focused on problem solving, communication and other key parenting skills.
i-Ready – Girls Inc. $2,500
Purchase math & reading components of i-Ready, a web-based math and reading academic program that provides the tools and practice required to accelerate academic performance.
Emergency Backpack Program – Mercy Child Advocacy Center $2,000
Provide a touchable response to abuse by offering 100 backpacks filled with a fleece blanket, personal care & comfort items to children who are removed from their homes for their safety.
Sioux City Special Olympics $1,956
Supply specialized equipment, meals and transportation to Special Olympic athletes for competition at District and State level events.
To learn more about Women United, please call Heather at 712-255-2956 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org