Women United
our mission

THANK YOU for considering a donation to United Way of Siouxland. Your donation is a powerful way to help improve the quality of life for all in our community. By investing in United Way, you increase the value of your donation by partnering with our team of experts and volunteers who target the best use of your funds.  
Women United exists to provide financial support to organizations or 
groups that demonstrate the ability to enhance the quality of life for 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 we live in
  • See first-hand the difference they have made in the lives of people in the community 
Download our flyer for more information about being a member and our 2016-17 Women United Season Calendar and download our 
Women United Membership Pledge Form when you're ready join! 
Registration for membership is open until December 31st

women united grants
The members of Women United are committed to funding sustainable programs with positive results. Since 2006 have awarded 41 grants totaling over $61,550 to local non-profit groups aimed at life-improving programs for Siouxland youth.
grant applications open september 21, 2016
Brighter Futures Grants: Requests of $2,500 - $50,000 to support new or ongoing programs that address the following:
  • Poverty and its influence on children
  • Health issues such as immunization rates and teen pregnancy
  • Illiteracy and access to educational opportunities in the summer
  • Parent involvement and its impact on children
  • Food insecurity 
Program Grants: One-time grants of $500 - $2,499 for special programming needs, such as playground equipment or tutors.
All application materials must be received at United Way of Siouxland no later than 4:30PM on the OCTOBER 21, 2016 DEADLINE. No late applications will be considered.
The Application Process
1. After reviewing the full GRANT ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS the online application      must be completed. Follow the link for the appropriate application: 
2. Submission of the following:
  • IRS determination letter granting non-profit status Section 501c3
  • as appropriate, annual reports, organization and/or program brochure or newsletter
  • financial statements (prefer audited) for the past two years
  • list of board members and any key employees. 
  • Brighter Futures grant applicants must also submit a one page program budget in one of the following electronic formats: PDF, Word, or Excel
Click HERE to email electronic copies and any hard copies of these or any other forms may mailed or delivered to:
Women United
c/o United Way of Siouxland
701 Steuben St.
Sioux City, IA 51101 
Emergency Grants: These one-time grants of $100 - $500 are no longer available for 2016. These grants are used to assist children in emergency or life altering situations. The grants are grants for individuals, not agencies or organizations.
Requests for funds in 2017 must be submitted through a local non-profit agency in Woodbury, Dakota, or Union Counties. For instructions on how to apply download the form below: 

To learn more about Women United email us or call 712.255.3551