Heartland United Way is one of nearly 1,800 community-based organizations in the United Way Worldwide network. We are a leadership and support organization that envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
To advance the common good and mobilize the caring power of our communities, we will:
- Ignite a social movement, and mobilize people to action — to give, advocate and volunteer to improve the conditions in which they live.
- Connect all sectors of society — individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments — to create long-term social change that produces healthy, well-educated and financially-stable individuals and families.
- Raise, invest and leverage philanthropic contributions to create and support innovative programs and approaches to generate sustained impact in local communities.
- Hold ourselves accountable to this cause through our steadfast commitment to continually measure — in real terms — improvements in education, income and health.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. To effectively and authentically address our communities' most pressing needs requires and outward and intentional commitment to inclusion across all dimensions (race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, mental or physical ability, etc.)
United Way Equity Statement:
Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.
Vision for Equity
We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
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Click here to view a PDF of 2020 Impact Report. (Annual Report)
Heartland United Way’s Code of Ethics and Conduct (“Code”) requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the Heartland United Way, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to comply with the Code and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.
No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the Heartland United Way prior to seeking resolution outside the Organization.
The Code addresses the Heartland United Way’s open door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with someone who can address them properly. In most cases, an employee’s supervisor is in the best position to address an area of concern. However, if you are not comfortable speaking with your supervisor or you are not satisfied with your supervisor’s response, you are encouraged to speak with someone on the Executive Committee or anyone in management whom you are comfortable in approaching. Supervisors and managers are required to report suspected violations of the Code of Conduct to the Heartland United Way’s Board Treasurer, who has specific and exclusive responsibility to investigate all reported violations. For suspected fraud, or when you are not satisfied or uncomfortable with following the United Way’s open door policy, individuals should contact the Heartland United Way Board Treasurer directly.
Compliance Officer- Shane Wissman, 2019 Board Treasurer
The Heartland United Way’s Compliance Officer (Board Treasurer) is responsible for investigating and resolving all reported complaints and allegations concerning violations of the Code and, at his/her discretion, shall advise the President of the Heartland United Way and/or the Finance committee. The Compliance Officer has direct access to the Finance committee of the board of directors and is required to report to the Finance committee at least annually on compliance activity. The Organization’s Compliance Officer is the chair of the Finance committee.
Accounting and Auditing Matters
The Finance committee of the board of directors shall address all reported concerns or complaints regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls or auditing. The Compliance Officer shall immediately notify the Finance & Executive committees of any such complaint and work with the committee until the matter is resolved.
Acting in Good Faith
Anyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation of the Code must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation of the Code. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious disciplinary offense.
Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
Handling of Reported Violations
The Compliance Officer will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation within five business days. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.