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About Us

We exist to fuel lasting change that will help us achieve our vision of a community where all people thrive regardless of income, race or place.

Unite to Fuel Change

We live in a world where divisions, disparity and poverty affect everyone. There are many ways to solve problems, but when we unite as changemakers, we can disrupt systems, unlock human potential, change narratives, create equitable solutions and advocate for policies that result in lasting change.

Our Leadership

Each member of our leadership team is dedicated to guiding the organization toward our vision of a community where all thrive.

Senior Leadership
Board of Directors

Areas of Impact

By thoughtfully and intentionally investing in solutions that address household stability, educational success and economic opportunity, we can make a lasting and transformative impact throughout the Greater Twin Cities.

Household Stability

All instances of homelessness and hunger will be rare, brief and nonrecurring.

We support and advocate for eviction policy reform, wraparound social services, access to nutritious, culturally relevant meals and housing assistance.

Educational Success

All children will be prepared to thrive academically, personally and socially.

We work to protect, advance and expand early childhood, after school, summer youth and career pathway programs.

Economic Opportunity

All adults will have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward family-sustaining wages.

We seek to remove systemic barriers that keep families and individuals from achieving economic independence.

More on Who We Are

Our History

Commitment to Equity


Annual Community Impact Report

Each year, as part of our commitment to transparency, we share the work we’re doing through our Community Impact Report. In it, you’ll find data, insights and stories about the progress we’ve made in serving our community thanks to our generous donors, dedicated volunteers, and nonprofit and business partnerships.

2021 Report

2020 Report

2019 Report

Events and Updates

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How United Way’s 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline is Helping People Move from Pain to Possibilities

September 1, 2022
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From Basic Needs to Justice: Cultivating a Thriving Food System

August 29, 2022
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Growing Economic Opportunity By Supporting Healthier Food Systems

August 17, 2022
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