Small Business, Big Impact

Small Business, Big Impact

BWBAUW’s Small Business, Big Impact (SBBI) program is a leadership circle of local business owners dedicated to serving the community where we all live, work, and play. 

Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving local economy, and their partnership is equally critical to the success of United Way, as we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.  

SBBI focuses on connecting small business owners who understand we can find sustaining solutions to our community’s toughest challenges through partnerships and the efficient mobilization of resources: time, talent, and treasure. 

Becoming a member is a stepping stone in your business’ philanthropic journey — a chance to make a real difference in the community. To join, small businesses are asked to contribute $250 or more to our Community Impact Fund.  Payment can be made annually, quarterly, and monthly.

Benefits of SBBI

  • Recognition
    • Receive individual recognition in Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way’s Annual Report and during events throughout the year.
  • Social Media
    • A social media highlight when your organization has joined SBBI, and every 6 months after.
  • Logo Display
    • Your logo displayed on the Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way website.


Where does your donation go?

  • Your company’s contributions go directly to our Community Impact Fund, which allows us to fund and lead critical programs throughout the community. Currently, we have 11 partner agencies and we help fund 37 of their programs. These programs break down barriers, close educational gaps, and more by providing services that support Burlington/West Burlington United Way’s Education, Health, and Financial Stability impact areas. 
  • Burlington/West Burlington United Way has a strict allocation process to ensure that all donations are used appropriately. You can rest assured that your donation will be hard at work providing needed services, relief, and care to members of your community. 


What is the “ROI” of giving to Burlington/West Burlington United Way?

  • $1 given each week provides for a family of five or more with a food box each month, for four months
  • $2 given each week provides 10 blankets to comfort residents experiencing homelessness
  • $5 given each week provides a bus pass for 17 young people to travel to their job or interviews
  • $10 given each week provides meals for a woman and her children for a month while they are in shelter 
  • $20 given each week provides food, gas, or supplies for 10 families who are relocating due to abuse or domestic violence allegations. 
  • 98% of what is donated to the Burlington/West Burlington Area United Way stays in this area.

Make an Impact - Become a Member