Increasing the capacity OF people to care for one another


COVID-19 Response Fund

United Way is now accepting applications from area non-profit organizations to assist funding special programs that are being created or increasing in demand due to COVID-19. Dollars from this fund will prioritize the needs of United Way agencies. However, organizations in Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, and Shelby Counties in Missouri that are not United Way agencies can apply for grant funding as well. Additional documentation will be required from these agencies. 

Funding Application:  


Youth Focused Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative

Continental Cement and Green America Recycling wanted to do something about the growing substance abuse problem in the area. Together with United Way they worked to create the Youth Focused Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative. Local nonprofits were invited to apply for $25,000 to launch a new youth focused substance abuse prevention program. The Hannibal Alliance for Youth Success was selected to bring a Trauma Informed Program for Schools to ensure children receive proper care when experiencing trauma so they don't turn to substances later in life.


Aly's Project: Youth Feeding the Needy

United Way is excited to launch Aly's Project. Through Aly's Project 4H and FFA Youth can donate their livestock projects at the conclusion of fair season to a local food pantry or senior center and Aly's Project will pay for the processing of the animal. Thank you to General Mills Foundation Hometown Grantmaking Program for giving startup dollars for this project.

To sign up to donate a livestock project follow this link:


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Due to the generosity of the Riedel Foundation, United Way is able to oversee the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program for children (birth-5) who live in the Hannibal School District in Marion County. Through the program, children receive a free book a month from the time they are born until they turn five. Download the enrollment form below. 

Dolly Parton Imagination Library Enrollment Letter and Form (pdf)


My Free Taxes

Each year United Way provides a FREE WAY for individuals to file their taxes. If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2018, individuals could file their federal and state returns for free using This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community. Check for information closer to tax time!


Tri-County Alliance for Unmet Needs

When all other resources are unavailable for an individual, the Tri-County Alliance Unmet Needs group works to find a solution to an individuals issue. The majority of the time providing financial assistance when deemed appropriate by the alliance. The United Way is the fiscal agent for this group. Individuals can contribute specifically to this fund by sending checks made to, "Tri-County Alliance" to the United Way Office.   



The 2-1-1 telephone number is available to help Missourians find fast, free and confidential help for health and human services. The 2-1-1 call center, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week is being offered throughout Missouri by the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Ten other United Way organizations throughout the state are involved in the effort.


Family Wize

For people with no insurance, for medicine not covered by insurance, Medicare, or other benefit plans you may save 30% or more on prescriptions. The Family Wize card is accepted at most pharmacies. This covers all prescription drugs. 


Northeast Missouri Unmet Needs

During times of disaster (floods, tornadoes, storms, etc.) the Northeast Missouri Unmet Needs Committee works to assist residents of Northeast Missouri in long term disaster recovery through education, resources, financial assistance and advocacy, coordinating and enhancing all disaster response organizations including but not limited to: FEMA, American Red Cross, Church World Services, Salvation Army, and state and local government entities.

United Way of the Mark Twain Area

3062 Highway 61 N, Hannibal, Missouri 63401, United States