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Posted on April 17, 2019 by Stacy Emond

Give OUT Day is the only national day of giving for LGBTQ nonprofits. For United Way’s Arise Project, it’s our chance to raise funds to […]

Mpls Light Rail Station and Commuters
Posted on April 15, 2019 by United Way Staff

Greater Twin Cities United Way announced today that it is awarding $14 million in grants 95 local nonprofits starting July 1. These operating grants, made […]

Advocacy for Children Day
Posted on April 2, 2019 by Liz Werner

On March 28 parents, children, educators, coalition members, and advocates from across the state gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for Advocacy for Children Day—a […]

Posted on April 1, 2019 by United Way Staff

Do you know a high school junior who is making a difference in the Greater Twin Cities area through volunteering? Could that student benefit from […]

Posted on March 29, 2019 by Stacy Emond

  I strongly believe that the business of a business is to improve the world. Those words by Marc Benioff, Salesforce’s CEO, echo the many […]

Minnesota Capitol Steps
Posted on March 18, 2019 by Liz Werner

On March 13, in partnership with the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Greater Twin Cities United Way joined more than 200 organizations and nearly 800 […]

FOod photo
Posted on March 1, 2019 by United Way Staff

At Greater Twin Cities United Way, we know the numbers surrounding need when it comes to hunger: One in eight Americans are food insecure. One […]

United Way 2-1-1 Call Center
Posted on February 8, 2019 by Liz Werner

Every 2.3 minutes, United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline addresses a local need. 2-1-1 assists people facing a problem or looking for opportunities by providing information about […]