United We Fight

There are people in our community who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Together, we can help them access fresh, nutritious food and live full lives.

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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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    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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    Get Help

    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 May 14, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

    A “Well” of Inspiration

    Did you know every year more than 2,000 local organizations, from small to large, help us create positive change in our community? Our company partners […]
  • Posted on May 2, 2018 by Alyssa Banks

    Who’s Hungry in the Greater Twin Cities?

    Do you know who’s hungry in the Greater Twin Cities? It may not be who you think. It could be your kid’s best friend who […]
  • Posted on April 20, 2018 by United Way Staff

    Arise Project Raises $25,000 for LGBTQ Homeless Youth

    Wow—just WOW. On the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community—Give OUT Day—Arise Project reached our bold goal of raising $25,000 in donations! Thanks […]

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.