The Columbus Area United Way collaborates with many, many community organizations in order to achieve our mission of improving individual lives. Some of these partnerships include:
Community and Family Partnership
Columbus Area Philanthropy Council
CAUW is a founding member of the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council, which is focused on the development of a ‘culture of giving’ in the community to benefit the citizens and agencies of Platte County and the surrounding area for generations to come. The group organizes events including the Columbus Big Give.
Platte County Juvenile Services Planning Team
United Way's Community Impact Director provides staffing support to this local coalition working to prevent children and youth from entering the juvenile justice system. Funded by the Nebraska Crime Commission, the Team implements an array of research-based programs that directly impact youth and their families. Through support for planning, communication and meeting organization, United Way is a strong partner with the many local organizations compromising the Team that guide youth on the path to becoming successful adults.
Platte County Lifestyle Coalition
The United Way is a member of the Platte County Lifestyle Coaltion, whose Mission is to achieve healthier lifestyles through the development of relationships with our family, friends, and neighbors by utilizing education, engagement, and empowerment.