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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 […]

Posted on October 18, 2018 by United Way Staff

Greater Twin Cities United Way has a new approach to community building, anchored in a long-term commitment to equity with a focus on filling the […]

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Stacy Emond

A full-service supermarket that offers health services and food education; a mobile grocery store; a youth-led bakery selling veggie-filled baked goods and a farmer’s market […]

Posted on April 4, 2017 by United Way Staff

Based on encouraging early results in the Twin Cities, Career Academies will expand into Southwest and South Central Minnesota thanks to a $2 million Bush […]

Posted on December 2, 2016 by Stacy Emond

In our continuing effort to accelerate the growth and capacity building of Culturally Specific Organizations (CSOs), Greater Twin Cities United Way is investing in 11 […]

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Stacy Emond

There is staggering poverty in our community. Over 730,000 people are living at or near poverty in both urban and suburban areas. To address this […]