About Us

United Way connects people and resources within our community to challenge and change systems—like Minnesota’s education and jobs gap—that limit our potential.

Our Mission

Galvanize our community to build pathways toward prosperity and equity for all.
Our Vision: A united community where all people realize their full potential.

Accountability and transparency are very important to us. Learn more about our team, financials and where we work. 100% of donations stay in the greater Twin Cities.

  • John Wilgers, Prseident & CEO


    We’re governed by a 50-member volunteer Board of Directors. They guide United Way’s senior leadership staff to achieve the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Twin Cities Map

    Where We Work

    We support our neighbors in the greater Twin Cities who live in Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties.
  • Hands making a heart


    We raise funds in one calendar year to be invested the following year. In 2016, we invested nearly $80 million in our community.
Community Impact Report - Father & Daughter

See how we're doing

You and United Way touched the lives of over 1 million people across the nine-county region last year. Check out the results in our Community Impact Report.

Staff at Action Day


Be a part of something big. When you work at United Way, you're part of a group that is making the Twin Cities a better place for us all.