United Way Quad Cities

Bettendorf, IA   |  www.unitedwayqc.org

Mission

Mobilizing people and resources to improve lives and make a positive impact in our community.

Ruling year info

1972

President/CEO

Rene Gellerman

Main address

852 Middle Road, Suite 401

Bettendorf, IA 52722 USA

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EIN

36-2725960

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Impact

Create long-lasting changes that gets to the root cause of an issue by focusing on critical issues in our community in education, income and health. We stand to make the greatest impact possible by creating efficient and effective strategies and developing measurable results of our work. United Way QC has three Impact Councils that govern this work – Education, Income, and Health. They lead the development of initiatives to achieve community impact

Population(s) Served
Adults

United Way works hard to ensure Community Impact contributions are invested in several targeted priorities to make the maximum impact possible in the Quad Cities area. Allocable Community Impact funds are distributed through a volunteer review process, whereby local volunteers assess programs and recommend fund allocations to the United Way QC Board of Directors. In the Quad Cities, approximately 150 volunteers are involved in this important, multi-year process. The Board of Directors also invests Community Impact funds in United Way QC operations and United Way QC Initiatives such as Emergency Grant Fund and Community Impact activities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

United Way works closely with local change makers to transform the lives of Quad Citizens through our Donor Networks. Staff provide support to volunteers and workplace campaigns centered on one or more of the Donor Networks. Our Donor Networks include Women United, African American Leadership Society (AALS), Young Leaders.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Volunteer engagement is a strategy to inspire employees in the workplace to further United Way’s mission by committing to long-term, ongoing projects that move the needle in education, income, and health. Day of Caring, where thousands of individuals volunteer for hundreds of projects throughout the community, is one of our largest volunteer events. Current corporate volunteer opportunities are: Read to Lead online tutoring, reading with students from your desk and Reading for Tomorrow – one-on-one reading with students.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The mission of the Community Services Liaison is to develop and support an active participation of labor in United Way QC activities such as Resource Development, Community Investment, and Community Impact.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau accredited agency 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage of young adults in the Quad Cities earning a living wage

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Young adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Community Impact

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This data comes from the United for ALICE Report.

Percentage of Quad Citizens who report having routine health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Ethnic and racial groups, People with diseases and illnesses, People with disabilities, Substance abusers

Related Program

Community Impact

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Data comes from the PRC Community Health Assessment.

Percentage of Quad Cities students reading on grade level by third grade

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Children, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Impact

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Data comes from the Quad Cities Educational Data Exchange - a partnership between United Way Quad Cities, St. Ambrose University, and local school districts.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

At United Way Quad Cities, our mission is to mobilize people and resources to improve the Quad Cities by advancing equity and ensuring all our neighbors have access to education, income and health – the building blocks of opportunity that every person and community need to thrive. With the help of local partners and generous supporters, we work together to ensure that all Quad Citizens, regardless of race or zip code, have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
By 2030, we are working on achieving three overarching goals in each of our strategy areas. In education, we are working to increase to 90% the number of students reading on grade level by third grade to help ensure success later in life. Within our income strategy, we are working to increase by 20% the number of young adults earning living wages, adding $116M in wages per year to the economy. Within our health strategy, we are working to increase to 95% the percent of Quad Citizens reporting having routine health care. With this funding, we can move the needle on these education, income, and health goals and ensure that every Quad Citizen has the opportunity to thrive.

At United Way Quad Cities, we find and fund solutions to our community’s biggest challenges. With our local network and position in the community, we have a 30,000-foot view of the resources and gaps in the Quad Cities. We study and step into these gaps, bringing together the best people and ideas to build and fund initiatives that address social challenges by filling these needs and creating opportunity where it didn’t exist before.

As one of the largest social impact nonprofit funders in the Quad Cities, we are responsible for private investments into efforts that improve education, income and health and advance equity. Each year, we invest millions of dollars in our community through our strategic investment grants to deliver measurable impact in all three of our focus areas. We fund programs that help more students get the education they need to succeed, more families reach economic self sufficiency, and more neighbors get access to the physical and mental health services they need to thrive, regardless of race or zip code.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Way Quad Cities

Board of directors
as of 10/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mara Downing

John Deere

Term: 2021 - 2023

Thomas Bowman

Community Health Care

Chad Everitt

Deloitte

Astrid Garcia

Lee Enterprises

Denise Garrett

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Daniel Gosa

Quad City Next Up

Roy Hutt

USW Local 105

Michael Parejko

Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center

Caitlin Russell

Russell Construction Company

John Anderson

Quad City Bank & Trust

Rev. Dwight Ford

Grace City Church

Alfred Ramirez

Diverse Strategies Now

Mara Downing

John Deere Foundation

Kevin Mowbray

Lee Enterprises

Decker Ploehn

City of Bettendorf

Kyle Day

Rock River Family Office

Mary Pat Tubb

John Deere

Dr. Yolanda Grandberry-Pugh

Rock Island High School

Dr. Reginald Lawrence

Rock Island/Milan Schools

Ty Lewis

Quad City Bank & Trust

Maria Ontiveros

Group O

Kerry Smith

Debbie Anselm

Quad City Times

Robert Bern

IL Quad City Area UAW CAP Council

Bob Waterman

Lane & Waterman

Jabari Woods

Davenport Community School District

Jerry Lack

Tri-City Building Trades Council

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/4/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data