Thanks a Million!

Thanks to our Million Plus partners, United Way is able to achieve its mission of uniting caring people and creating a better community. We salute these companies for innovative and successful workplace campaigns that raise millions in resources, the hundreds of hours volunteered through Volunteer United, and sponsorship of community events and activities.

Diamond Society: $5 Million Plus Partners

General Mills Logo

  • Generous gift to United Way's Centennial Community Capital Fund supporting food security in North Minneapolis
3M Logo
  • Record breaking increase in giving: corporate, leadership, employee
  • Innovative engagement strategies
  • Strong messaging across 3M and the larger community
  • Supporting and leveraging increased giving throughout the community with the Community Match
Target Logo
  • Continued generous support of Target's corporate giving
  • Strong communication and collaboration between Target's Corporate Responsibility team and United Way
  • Innovation and thoughtfulness in communication to across organization
Wells Fargo Logo
  • Over 11% increase in overall Twin Cities campaign
  • Incredibly impactful Career Academies partnership
  • Largest global campaign once again


$1 Million Plus Partners

Cargill Logo
  • Keeping Greater Twin Cities United Way as the premier partner of the Cargill Employee Giving Campaign
  • Generous Foundation gift of $850,000 and Business Unit Gifts totaling over $600,000
  • Fun and innovative employee engagement strategies; auctions, BU events, Corporate kick-off, and much more
Best Buy Logo
  • Commitment to community represented through the Week of Service and beyond. Corporate community volunteer leaders.
  • New campaign timeframe in April to best focus and highlight the need
  • Strong communication plan to leadership and employees.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Logo
  • For the second year in a row, contributing over one million dollars
  • Very impactful Blue Diamond Giver event
  • Engaging and fun CareFest event
Carlson Logo
  • Continued strong support through their Foundation’s matching gift to United Way. 
  • Strong Foundation support for United Way through a generous special gift as part of the United Way’s Centennial Campaign.  
  • The number of donors to the 2015 campaign increased over 2014, and donations from special events showed a strong percentage increase. 
CHS Logo
  • Increase awareness and giving to safety net with the Community Match
  • Increased volunteer participation across CHS Inc
  • Increased giving from leadership, employees, and corporate/ foundation giving
Ecolab Logo
  • Overall campaign up over 11%
  • Highly impactful Leadership Giving Breakfast
  • Very successful and fun Action Day
  • An Equity Forum that exceeded all expectations
Land O'Lakes Logo
  • Increase in employee giving, leadership giving, special events and corporate gift
  • Continued support of Tocqueville Community Match
  • Strong and creative messaging
  • Building a culture of community at Land O’Lakes
Medtronic Logo
  • Year 3 of successful  Healthy Communities partnership – investing in Community Health Workers to improve health outcomes for low-income adults with diabetes and heart disease
  • Being a leader in the Centennial Campaign with an incredible $2 million investment in the Community Capital Fund
  • Continued strong support from the highest levels of the company for giving back to the community, and giving to United Way.
  • Broad support for United Way through employee and corporate giving, sponsorship activity, special event donations, and promoting volunteerism.
  • Employee participation in the campaign continued to be strong with an employee participation rate of almost 99% in 2015, and a five year average participation rate of 96%. 
Securian Logo
  • Employee giving increased
  • Continuing to build a strong culture of community at Securian
  • Utilized creative and engaging messaging
  • Philanthropic spirit is demonstrated in every campaign component
Toro Logo
  • Five years of over one million dollars in impact
  • Over $200,000 in total special events
  • Exceeded stretch goal by nearly $20,000
US Bank Logo
  • Generous commitment to Centennial Community Capital Fund
  • Sponsor of United Way/Star Tribune Essay Contest and shared marketing at Vikings home games
United Health Group Logo
  • Financial support of Greater Twin Cities United Way's Centennial Campaign
  • UnitedHealth Group employees connect to volunteer projects via Volunteer United
UPS Logo
  • Multiple years of over $1 million dollars in impact to the Twin Cities
  • Fantastic special events
  • Implementation of Maker Labs within Career Academies
Xcel Energy Logo
  • Engaging more Xcel employees resulting in increased participation
  • Hosting Action Day on their Nicollet Mall plaza

Union Participation

United Way's partnership with organized labor spans over 70 years. Thank you to the following million-dollar companies that support union involvement. 

  • CHS
  • The Toro Company
  • UPS
  • Xcel Energy Inc.

Learn more about our union partnerships.

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