Strategic Plan

Great Rivers United Way will be the premier advocate and collaborator across the communities it serves. Great Rivers United Way will be essential to its communities as an organizer, facilitator, and fund developer.

GRUW will:

Positively impact our youngest community members Stabilize household economic situations so people experience thriving lives Support a healthy and socially-connected community
  • Increase academic success
  • Strengthen family supports
  • Improve access to living-wage employment
  • Decrease households in financial crisis
  • Improve access to prevention and intervention programming for mental health
  • Improve connections for at-risk community members to community resources
  • Improve access to prevention and intervention services that focus on physical well-being
Indicators of Success:
  • Increase percent of students reading at proficient or higher
  • Increase high school graduation rates
  • Improve kindergarten readiness
  • Decrease juvenile arrest rates
  • Decrease percentage of children receiving free and reduced lunches in school systems
  • Increase households above ALICE Threshold
  • Increase percentage of renters paying 30% or less of income on rent
  • Reduce need for emergency shelter
  • Decrease traffic at local food pantries
  • Decrease suicide in the Great Rivers Region
  • Increase youth resilience

We advocate, collaborate, organize, facilitate, and fund in order to accomplish these goals.

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