Together We Thrive

The Twin Cities are known as one of the best places to live in the country. But that’s not true for everyone: 1 in 4 of our neighbors cannot afford their basic needs. Together, we will create a community where all people thrive, regardless of income, race or place.

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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 September 19, 2019 by John Wilgers

    Career Academies: Preparing Students Today for a Thriving Tomorrow

    This is the first post in a new series called “Innovating for Impact,” where Greater Twin Cities United Way president and CEO John Wilgers invites […]
  • Posted on September 18, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

    Ecolab and United Way partner for kids in our community

    Every year, organizations ranging from small to large partner with Greater Twin Cities United Way to create positive change in our community. Our company partners […]
  • Posted on September 17, 2019 by United Way Staff

    Huddle For 100: Are You Up For The Challenge?

    The time is NOW to make a positive impact on our community! We are excited to announce this year’s #CharacterChallenge in support of the NFL’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.