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

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 […]

United Way Feeding Who’s Hungry Volunteer Event at the Minneapolis Pipefitters Training Center  Thursday, May 30, 2019 in Minneapolis. /Photos by Craig Lassig for the United Way
Posted on May 31, 2019 by Jenna Bennett

We’d like to say a big “thank-you” to the more than 400 volunteers who came together yesterday to help halt hunger for 6,000 children and […]

Student running and jumping at Character Play book event
Posted on May 21, 2019 by United Way Staff

More than 200 middle-schoolers from Seward Montessori, Anne Sullivan and the American Indian Magnet School joined United Way and the Minnesota Vikings for the third […]

John Wilgers, Prseident & CEO
Posted on May 16, 2019 by United Way Staff

Greater Twin Cities United Way is pleased to announce today that John Wilgers will join the organization as President and CEO on May 20.

Posted on April 23, 2019 by United Way Staff

Greater Twin Cities United Way announced a $1.3 million grant from Wells Fargo to support United Way programs and nonprofit partners. Over the past five […]

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 […]