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About UsOur Mission

The mission of the Columbus Area United Way is to focus resources to measurably improve the education, health and financial stability of our community.

Our Goals


Kindergarten Readiness

Improve and maintain community public school 4-year education rate

Financial stability

Adults improve job relevant skills


Educating community members on healthy lifestyle choices

Decrease suicide attempts by youth

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.

Our Service Area

The Columbus Area United Way serves Platte, Colfax, Boone, Nance, Polk and Butler counties.

Our Promise

Raised here, stays here. Ninety-nine cents of every dollar given to the Columbus Area United Way stays in the Columbus area community. The other one penny goes to pay national affiliation fees which provide valuable resources for the local United Way.