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Check out our new series called “Innovating for Impact,” by Greater Twin Cities United Way president and CEO John Wilgers.

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Posted on January 7, 2020 by Sam Blackwell

Greater Twin Cities United Way launched a series of Community Insight Sessions with our community partners in 2019. During these gatherings, we share learnings and […]

Posted on January 6, 2020 by United Way Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (January 6, 2020) – Greater Twin Cities United Way (United Way) announced today it is accepting applications for the Community Impact Accelerator. This grant […]

Posted on November 27, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs teamed up with Greater Twin Cities United Way to impact 750 local families this Thanksgiving. Diggs donated and distributed […]

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Posted on November 18, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

We’d like to say a huge “thank-you” to the more than 400 volunteers who came together over the last two weeks to help 600 households moving into stable […]

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Posted on October 22, 2019 by United Way Staff

A stable home enables us to thrive, but homelessness in our community has increased 10% since 2015.* The good news: approximately 1,400 households transitioned into […]

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Posted on September 17, 2019 by United Way Staff

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 […]

Posted on August 15, 2019 by United Way Staff

On August 6, Greater Twin Cities United Way hosted an event for our newest agency partners, the first of several convenings this year. Typically, a […]

Posted on July 23, 2019 by United Way Staff

We’re guided by a bold, new vision: A united community where all people thrive – regardless of income, race or place of residence. In the […]