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Mission, Vision & Values


The Heart of Missouri United Way fights to improve lives in our community.


Our community wins by Living United: By responding to changing community needs. By forging strategic partnerships and fostering effective solutions to tackle local issues. By harnessing the best resources and inspiring others to join the fight in defending barriers to basic needs, health, education and financial stability.


At Heart of Missouri United Way, we value:

  • Trust
  • Adaptability
  • Equity
  • Empathy
  • Professionalism
  • Perseverance

Community Impact

Heart of Missouri United Way currently provides funding to 34 local agencies in Boone, Cooper and Howard Counties whose programs and services fall into one or more of opens in a new windowfour community impact areas:

  • Education: helping children and youth achieve their potential through education by increasing the number of our community’s youth who are ready to succeed in school and life.
  • Income: working to reduce the number of financially unstable families and individuals and support their financial independence.
  • Health: working to increase the number of residents who make healthy choices.
  • Safety Net: investing in services for families and individuals experiencing times of need and empowering them to improve their future.

 Community Impact Data/Reports

opens in a new window2016 Community Impact Reportopens PDF file


opens in a new window2016-2017 Community Investment Guideopens PDF file