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We are Changemakers

We’ve been around a long time because we are committed to our community. We’ll also try something new if it means we get closer to our goal of lifting our community out of poverty.

You Make a Difference

When you donate time or money to United Way, you’re helping break the cycle of poverty in your community. And when you or someone you know needs help, we’re here.

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    You can fight poverty and help people in your own community. Tell us what you love, and we’ll pair you with the perfect volunteer opportunity.
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    Donate

    Your gift funds the programs and initiatives that make life better for the nearly 1 in 4 people in your community who live in poverty. Help your neighbor. Change the world.
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    Our 2-1-1 service is just a call away. We have connected more than 2.5 million people to the services and resources they need since 2010. We can help you, too.

United Way in Action

There are real human beings behind the statistics. These community impact stories are a testament to why we do what we do.

News You Can Use

  • Posted on June 29, 2018 by United Way Staff

    Arise + Shine Breaks Records, Raises Money for Youth

    This year’s Arise + Shine, hosted at City Works, broke historic records. For the second year in a row, this event was SOLD OUT! And […]
  • Posted on June 19, 2018 by United Way Staff

    State of the Community Report

    In partnership with the community and supported by thousands of generous donors, Greater Twin Cities United Way fights to end poverty and support long-term wellbeing […]
  • Posted on June 15, 2018 by Katherine Bogart

    From the Intern Desk: Two Events, Big Impact

    Last week, I got my first opportunity to volunteer at a Greater Twin Cities United Way event as an intern. I attended the Feeding Who’s […]

For Companies

Your campaign is an integral part of United Way. We’ll help you make it a success with the materials and resources you need.

For Nonprofits

No matter where you are in the process—currently funded United Way program, seeking first-time funding, donor-designated funds—we can help.