United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties, Inc.

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aka United Way   |   Coralville, IA   |  http://www.unitedwayjwc.org

Mission

The United Way of Johnson County improves lives by uniting the caring power of community in Johnson and Washington Counties.

Ruling year info

1961

Interim President & CEO

Ms. Mary Westbrook

Main address

1150 5th Street Suite 290

Coralville, IA 52241 USA

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Formerly known as

United Way of Johnson County, Inc.

EIN

42-6062055

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties strives to maximize the ability to improve lives, strengthen the community and be the philanthropic partner for social impact.

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?

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties unites people to create change that lasts. We partner with donors; nonprofit organizations; community leaders; and area businesses; to address the challenges we face as neighbors. Together, we harness the collective impact of local partners to focus on specific, measurable goals and improve the lives of everyone in:

• Birth Through Adult Education: Academic Success & Independence Skills
• Building Financial Stability: Sufficient Income & Essential Supports
• Access to Healthcare: Physical, Mental, & Emotional Well-being & Safety

UWJWC mobilizes people and resources to create solutions to critical issues through:
• Early Literacy & Grade-level Reading
• Summership Youth Camp Scholarships
• Disaster Relief & Recovery

Our vision is for Johnson & Washington Counties to be communities where children, individuals and families thrive; neighbors care for each other; and where we can all be proud of every residents’ quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 includes Disaster Relief donors

Number of meetings held with decision makers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Annual Campaign Total

Number of literacy kits created by volunteers and distributed to area youth in Title 1 elementary schools.

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

Children and youth

Related Program

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Due to COVID-19 in 2020 volunteer projects focused on support for our community, thus no Literacy Kits were made.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Children and youth

Related Program

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

"Summership" scholarships for 84 area youth, who qualify for free & reduced lunch, to attend a summer camp or activity. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 in 2020 very few camps were available for Summerships.

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.

The United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties strives to maximize the ability to improve lives, strengthen the community and be the philanthropic partner for social impact.

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties will use the following strategies to achieve our goals:

Identify solutions to critical community needs with multiple public and private partners.

Fund the best , most effective local nonprofit agencies.

Deliver social impact and value for corporate partners year-round.

Develop volunteer opportunities in areas of Education, Income, & Health that align with the passion and expertise of donors and volunteers.

Utilize year-round strategic communication to inform, invite, & engage more individuals and corporate partners.

United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties will utilize:

A Board of Directors and professional staff who are mission focused to drive exceptional donor experiences.

Relationships with community partners including corporations, government, non-profits and individuals.

To date, United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties has and looks to:

Tailored large corporate and community volunteer events that align with United Way areas of mission education income and health.

Ensured a transparent and secure data management system.

Maintained a competitive overhead.

Provide trusted giving methods including tailored digital platforms.

In 2022 United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties introduced Small Business United 365 (SBU365). SBU365 is a group of local, small business owners who are committed to investing in ongoing, impactful, and meaningful work through United Way. It is an initiative to make volunteering and philanthropy easier and more rewarding for small businesses throughout Johnson & Washington Counties.

If you are 55 years of age or better and wishing to make an impact on the community then United Way 55+ RSVP is your resource to finding that fulfilling and interesting volunteer opportunity. The Program is expanding to serve Johnson, Des Moines, Muscatine, and Washington Counties.

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.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The clients of 30 local nonprofit partners and United Way initiatives.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.),

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Jacki Townsend

P&G Oral Care

Term: 2022 - 2024

Gabe Aguirre

Learfield's Hawkeye Sports Properties

Jim Conard

West Bank

Jacki Townsend

P&G Oral Care

Dan Clay

University of Iowa

Matt Brown

CBI Bank & Trust

Terri Davis

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Ryan Heiar

City of North Liberty

Michael Lehman

United Iowa Financial

Brooke Strahn-Koller

Kirkwood Community College

Ryan Swartz

CIVCO

Liz Tovar

University of Iowa

Marsha Wolff

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Lynsey Yokum

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Kaila Rome

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Charlie Astorino

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Justin Bishop

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Emily Collins

Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Len Devaisher

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Shane Kron

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Chace Ramey

Iowa City Community School District

Barbara Thomas

University of Iowa

Tricia Van Roekel

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/11/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.