Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Vision: We strive to Live United and have a firm belief in the inherent dignity of all people

Pledge: In all levels of our organization, United Way of Mahaska County is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to people, without regard to race, religion, skin color, gender identity, physical or mental abilities, pregnancy, age, family or marital status, work and behavioral styles, parental status, and socioeconomic status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.


  • Commit to actively moving away from a history of systemic racism.
  • Engage volunteers from the community who reflect and acknowledge the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, encompassing, but not limited to, minority group members, women, and individuals with disabilities.
  • Provide funding opportunities to programs and resources that target underserved populations as identified through continuous community assessment.