Impact Areas

Education

Our Goal

Heart of Missouri United Way funds programs that support school readiness, literacy and academic success.

Our Targets

To reach our goal, Heart of Missouri United Way works to increase the number of youth who:

  • Enter school ready to succeed.
  • Read proficiently by 3rd grade.
  • Make a successful transition in and out of middle school.

Frequent Questions and Answers

What is the funding term for Education?

The next opportunity to apply for Education funding will be in 2018. Please see the Funding Cycle Chart for more details.

What local agencies are funded in Education?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri

Boonslick Heartland YMCA

Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia

Columbia Community Montessori

Columbia Housing Authority Low-Income Services

For His Glory Inc.

Harrisburg Early Learning Center

Mary Lee Johnston Community Learning Center

Nora Stewart Early Learning Center

United Community Builders

University YMCA


Income

Our Goal

Heart of Missouri United Way works to reduce the number of financially unstable families and individuals and support their financial independence.

Our Targets

Heart of Missouri United Way works to increase the number of households who can access:

  • Community resources aimed at increasing both soft and hard employment skills.
  • Affordable transportation and childcare to enable employment, health care, social services and daily living activities.
  • Financial literacy training programs.
  • Resources or services for finding and maintaining affordable housing.

Frequent Questions and Answers

What is the funding term for Income?

The next opportunity to apply for Income funding will be in 2019. Please see the Funding Cycle Chart for more details.

What local agencies are funded in Income?

City of Refuge

Columbia Community Montessori

Job Point

Love INC

Services for Independent Living

United Community Builders

Unlimited Opportunities

Youth Empowerment Zone


Health

Our Goal 

Heart of Missouri United Way promotes healthy behaviors in our community.

Our Targets

Heart of Missouri United Way works to increase the number of community members who:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle, eat well and who are physically active.
  • Avoid substance abuse, smoking and teen pregnancy.
  • Access physical, mental and dental health care.

Frequent Questions and Answers

What is the funding term for Health?

The next opportunity to apply for Health funding will be in 2020. Please see the Funding Cycle Chart for more details.

Which local agencies are funded in Health?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture

Family Health Center

Family Counseling Center

Great Circle

Lutheran Family & Children's Services of Missouri

Phoenix Health Programs


Saftey Net

Our Goal

Heart of Missouri United Way invests in services for families and individuals experiencing times of need and seeks to empower them to improve their future.

Our Targets

Heart of Missouri United Way supports crisis and intervention services, which include the following:

  • Basic needs (food,clothing,shelter, etc.)

  • Personal safety services for individuals and families who face threats to their immediate well-being, including but not limited to domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault

  • A coordinated system of information and referral services

Frequent Questions & Answers

What is the term of Safety Net funding?

The next opportunity to apply for Safety Net funding will be in 2018. Please see the Funding Cycle Chart for more details.

Which local agencies are funded in Safety Net?

Harvest House

Heart of Missouri CASA

Love INC

Mid-Missouri Legal Services

Rainbow House

Services for Independent Living

Sustainable Farms & Communities

The Salvation Army

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

True North

Turning Point at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church

Voluntary Action Center

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