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United We Fight

Minnesota’s workforce is at a critical juncture: a labor shortfall and some of the worst disparities in the nation. We work to equip job seekers with new skills that align with current employment opportunities.

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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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    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

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    United Way Gets Highest Seal of Approval from GuideStar

    Greater Twin Cities United Way was recently awarded the Platinum Seal of Approval from GuideStar—the highest level of recognition from the organization. This seal allows […]
  • Posted on March 9, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

    Women United Celebrates International Women’s Day

    International Women’s Day, a day to #PressforProgress for gender parity and inclusiveness, dates back to 1909, when a group of women gathered in New York […]
  • Posted on March 6, 2018 by Shelly Schwane

    Advancing Women Locally, Every Day

    Editor’s Note: We celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting women leaders who’ve changed our world. Join us and share your #PressforProgress story on social media, […]

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.