WHAT WE FUND
We are our community's unifying force. We see the bigger picture. And, through our large collaborative network, we invest in needs that can’t be met by a single organization.
Gifts made to United Way:
- Undesignated gifts made to United Way go into the community investment fund, which focuses on meeting our community's most critical needs. Gifts made to this fund reach beyond one organization, funding 21 programs at 14 nonprofits in the Ozarks.
- Donors may choose to designate their gifts to a specific program or initiative. They may also designate their gift to one of our other funds listed below.
Community Investment Fund
Our community investment strategy focuses on meeting our community's most critical needs, ensuring donor contributions reach beyond one agency, to make a more meaningful impact.
The Veterans Fund, administered through a partnership with American Red Cross of Southern Missouri, provides emergency assistance for veterans.
One of the top barriers to employment & workforce development is reliable transportation. This fund helps tackle transportation-related barriers in obtaining or maintaining employment. Funds are distributed to nonprofits helping meet transportation-related needs.
The Cancer Fund is a designated collection geared toward cancer patients in need of financial assistance. It helps defray expenses, including: housing, utilities and transportation to medical appointments.
News & Updates:
Jan. 30, 2024
Reliable Subaru helps UWO partners keep children warm
Jan. 18, 2024
United Way of the Ozarks initiates search for next President/CEO
Jan. 16, 2024
INSIGHTS: Looking forward with Greg Burris
Nov. 22, 2023
Here for Bright Futures: Youth Mentorship
Aug. 02, 2023