Johnson County United Way was established in 1966 as the United Fund of Johnson County. Those first board members realized the necessity of the community coming together to meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us, and they went door-to-door inviting their neighbors to help in that effort.

We no longer go door-to-door, but we still firmly believe that only by working together can we make a measurable difference in our community.

In today's digital world, we have an abundance of information, but how do you know where to start?

Start with Johnson County United Way. We are here to connect volunteers, agencies, and donors to improve the lives of our friends and neighbors.

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Johnson County United Way takes our responsibility to our community seriously and are proud to have earned this "Thumbs Up"!

What's "Thumbs Up"?

All United Way organizations are held to certain standards. A "Thumbs Up" means that JCUW has met all of those standards, including maintaining tax-exempt status, complying with all local, state, & federal reporting requirements, maintaining a volunteer board actively engaged in governance, ensure diversity of the board to reflect the community, follow all United Way Worldwide (UWW) trademark standards & agreements, remit 1% of donated funds to participate in UWW network benefits (99% stays local!!), adhere to a locally adopted code of ethics, conduct an annual audit or financial review, and conduct a performance self-assessment on community impact, financial management, and governance every 3 years.