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We live in a world where divisions, disparity and poverty affect everyone. There are many ways to solve these problems, but when we unite as changemakers, we can create a community where all thrive.
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Our Mission

We unite changemakers, advocate for social good and develop solutions to address the challenges no one can solve alone.

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Help Provide School Supplies for Local Students

Greater Twin Cities United Way is bringing together community members and volunteers for our annual Action Day initiative, presented by Target. We need your support to help 45,000 students return to school with brand-new backpacks full of school supplies! 

Here’s how: 

  1. Volunteer at home – purchase, assemble and donate school supplies like markers, scissors, pencils and notebooks.  
  2. Volunteer in-person – join us on August 1 at Target Center for an action-packed event hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx! 
  3. Donate – just $12 provides one student with a brand-new backpack full of school supplies. 

Our Impact in the Greater Twin Cities Community

Greater Twin Cities United Way plays a variety of roles throughout Minnesota to help create a community where all people thrive regardless of income, race or place.

Role We Play: Bridge Between People and Resources

211 Resource Helpline & 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

United Way’s 211 resource helpline provides information and referrals to 40,000+ statewide resources and services to ensure people have their basic needs met.

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Role We Play: Support NonProfits in Our Community

Community Partnerships

We strengthen and support the nonprofit sector by connecting leaders, training teams and providing grants and technical assistance.

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Role We Play: Advocate for Lasting Systemic Change

Advocacy Network

We educate government decision-makers and work with our community partners to pass and effectively implement policy and funding to support immediate needs and systemic change.
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Role We Play: Innovation Through Collaboration with Local Partners

Innovation in Food, Housing, Education & Jobs

Through collaboration with community partners, corporations and donors, we create new solutions that drive positive, lasting change.
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Role We Play: Trusted Philanthropic Partner

Corporate Partnerships

As a trusted philanthropic partner, we align corporate social responsibility goals and passions with community needs to solve problems no one can solve alone.
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How You Can Get 
Involved with United Way

As a changemaker, you have the power to transform our community. We are always looking for your help to bring lasting, transformative change to our neighbors here in the Greater Twin Cities.

Give

Help us bring transformative change to our communities through any number of generous contributions from one-time donations to gifts of stock.
Give

Volunteer

Unite with the thousands of volunteers who work together to help meet the critical needs of our neighbors through individual, group and workplace volunteer events.
Volunteer

Take Action

Take action alongside community leaders and other changemakers like you. As an advocate, you can lend your voice to issues that have transformational power.
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The Role of Greater Twin Cities United Way

Get Informed About How Greater Twin Cities United Way Supports Your Community

Transparency is of the utmost importance to us at Greater Twin Cities United Way. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have about our organization or the work we do.
Below are responses to some of the inquiries we get most often about what we do here at Greater Twin Cities United Way.

United Way is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) agency that fuels lasting change in our community by uniting changemakers, advocating for social good, and developing solutions to address the challenges no one can solve alone.

Learn about the roles we play in our community.

We live in a world where divisions, disparity and poverty affect everyone. There are many ways to solve problems, but when we unite as changemakers we can disrupt systems, unlock human potential, change narratives, create equitable solutions and advocate for policies that result in lasting change.

We strive to create a community where all thrive regardless of income, race or place. To do this, we work with partners to change inequitable housing, food, education and employment systems so they’re available to everyone.

Learn about our impact areas.

We support our neighbors across Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties to help ensure they all have their basic needs met.

We are uniquely positioned to address challenges no one can solve alone in order to create lasting change throughout the Greater Twin Cities.

We draw from our best minds, seeking wisdom and insight from changemakers across the community, including those who have lived experience in the issues we address and people most impacted by systemic inequities.

Together with these and other changemakers — volunteers, hundreds of business and nonprofit partners, organizational leaders, and policymakers — we fuel broad, systemic changes that will lead to a community where all thrive.

The Greater Twin Cities United Way 211 Resource Helpline provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. Our call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to connect individuals with resources and information, including food, housing, employment and more. Learn more about the 211 Resource Helpline.

While Greater Twin Cities United Way does not currently accept donations of clothing and furniture. Our 211 Resource Helpline has a directory for material donation locations that you can access.

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