About Us

Our 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.

Your donation to the Columbus Area United Way supports the work of our Partner Agency Programs, Direct Programs, and Community Partnerships.  98 cents of every dollar you give stays in our community, and that 1 in 6 community members are served through Columbus Area United Way programming.  United Way donations will help thousands of our neighbors and friends who live and work in Platte, Boone, Colfax, and Nance counties.


Kindergarten Readiness - Improve and maintain community public school 4-year graduation rates.


Adults improve job relevant skills.


Community members educated on healthier lifestyle choice. Decrease suicide attempts of youth.

We are your local United Way.


1 in 6 of our friends and neighbors were helped by Columbus Area United Way partner agencies last year.


Each year, local volunteers evaluate the needs of our community, thoroughly review each agency and program applying for funding, identify which ones will best address those needs, and decide how available funds will be distributed.


Give where you live! Your dollar stays local! Columbus Area United Way serves Boone, Colfax, Platte, and Nance counties and makes sure that your contribution goes to the programs and services that help people in need in our community.