United Way financially supports the following 33 organizations that are Drake partners.  As part of the online or paper donation process, you can easily direct your pledge to one or more.  To find out more about each program, click here.

  • ArtForceIowa
  • Bidwell Riverside Child Care Center
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Catholic Charities
  • Central Iowa Shelter & Services (CISS)
  • Children and Families of Iowa
  • Children and Family Urban Movement
  • ChildServe
  • Community Youth Concepts
  • Des Moines I Have A Dream Foundation
  • Des Moines Public Schools
  • Drake University Adult Literacy Center
  • Eat Greater Des Moines
  • Evelyn K. Davis Center
  • Everybody Wins! Iowa
  • Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
  • Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
  • Hawthorn Hill
  • Home, Inc.
  • Impact Community Action Partnership
  • Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (IHYC)
  • Iowa Legal Aid
  • Iowa State Extension
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Oakridge Neighborhood Services
  • Orchard Place
  • Primary Healthcare
  • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS)
  • YMCA of Greater Des Moines Supportive Housing Camps
  • Young Women's Resource Center
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