Community Partnerships

The Columbus Area United Way is vested in building positive, supportive collaborative partnerships to impact the lives of those in our community. Some of these partnerships include the following:

Columbus Area Philanthropy Council

Columbus Area Philanthropy Council is a founding member of the Columbus Area Philanthropy Council, which is focused on the development of a ‘culture of giving’ in the community. The group organizes events to raise awareness and funding including the Columbus Big Give.

Disaster Preparedness  

The Columbu Area United Way is a member of the Columbus COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) which works to create a plan for coordinated response in the event of a community wide emergency.  Periodic trainings are held to help prepare disaster volunteers in the Columbus area. Columbus Area United Way has been an instrumental organization for flood recovery and COVID-19 response.  

Platte County Juvenile Services Planning Team         

The Columbus Area United Way 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. 

Platte County Lifestyle Coalition   

The Columbus Area United Way is a member of the Platte County Lifestyle Coalition, whose Mission is to achieve healthier lifestyles through the development of relationships with our family, friends, and neighbors by utilizing education, engagement, and empowerment.