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Your donation provides high-quality learning and development opportunities from cradle to career to children in need right here in the Twin Cities. Help all kids reach their full potential.

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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.

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    Leaders United Prepares for Third Year

    For young to mid-level professionals in today’s constantly changing workplace, personal development is becoming increasingly important. Interpersonal skills like non-verbal communication, listening skills, problem-solving, and […]
  • Posted on August 15, 2018 by Jenna Bennett

    Volunteers Pack 25,000 Backpacks for Kids at Action Day

    We know when our kids do better, we ALL do better. That’s why more than 3,000 volunteers gathered at Target Center last week for Action […]

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.