2021 Community Impact Funding 

United Way of North Central Iowa is seeking proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies to help us advance the common good in north-central Iowa under the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Agencies with appropriate programming must operate within the eight-county area United Way of North Central Iowa serves (Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth, and United Way of North Central Iowa associated zip codes), be governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, show evidence of being an established non-profit agency, and fit within the structural framework of United Way of North Central Iowa.

Funder Background

United Way of North Central Iowa, an affiliate of United Way Worldwide, has been serving north-central Iowa for over ninety years, with the goal of connecting and strengthening community resources to inspire change in the lives of all north Iowans. To foster greater community impact, United Way of North Central Iowa invests in the impact areas of Health, Income, and Education. By directing funds to programs that have the greatest impact in the areas of Health, Income, and Education, United Way, and its partner agencies are able to nurture meaningful change in our community.

United Way of North Central Iowa Impact Areas:


      Childhood Success: Children enter school ready and are successful in school.

      Youth Success: Youth achieve key milestones experiencing successful transitions from elementary to middle and high school; on-time graduation; and completion of some form of post-secondary education, credentialing, or training.

Financial Stability:

Economic Mobility: Individuals and families improve their socioeconomic status.


Access to Health: Individuals have access to healthcare and are able to improve their health.

Timeline and Expectations

Nonprofit agencies are encouraged to complete a Letter of Intent (LOI's) by December 4th, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.  LOI's will be reviewed by Community Impact Volunteers, and those that qualify will be invited to apply for Community Impact Funds. The purpose of the Letter of Intent is is to indicate your agency's intent to apply for United Way funding through the Community Impact Process for the 2021-2022 funding year.  It is not intended to be the formal application for funding. To complete the Letter of Intent, please click below to access your e-CImpact Agency Portal.


e-CImpact    Agency Portal


Eligible applicants will be notified by December 14th. 

Please read our applicant guide to see if your program aligns with United Way of North Central Iowa's Community Impact:  Click here to get guide

Direct any questions to:

Jen Arends


United Way of North Central Iowa 
2911 4th Street SE
PO Box 1465
Mason City, IA 50401

Jen Arends