United Way East Central Iowa logoUnited Way of East Central Iowa was founded in 1914 and is the oldest and second largest United Way in the state of Iowa, serving Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones and Linn counties.  We partner with around 30 community partners to assure our communities’ most critical needs are being addressed focusing specifically on health, education and financial stability issues.

In 2014, we raised $11,022,534, making this the largest fundraising year in our 100 year history!  This is the 8th consecutive year we’ve raised more than $10 million in the community.  Click here for a video of our $11 million announcement.

Thank you for your support this year!  Your investment supports our communities’ most critical needs from programs that help children get ready for kindergarten to helping seniors remain independent longer.


If you’re interested in finding out more on donating, you will be happy to hear that 99% of your donation stays local right here in our community.  To discuss your donation further, please call our office at 319-398-5372 or you may choose to make a donation here.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a. m. -4:30 p.m.

More than 500 Eastern Iowa companies run campaigns with us and encourage their employees to give.


If you’re interested in volunteering, go to our volunteering site to find a wide range of volunteer opportunities – everything from mentoring a child, to swinging a hammer, or helping an older adult.  We also have Business and Group Volunteer opportunities available.

UWECI 100 year history video

We also had an exhibit at the History Center celebrating our 100 year history.  Click here for photos.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Address: 317 7th Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: 319-398-5372


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