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Our Impact

Through collaboration with nonprofit partners, businesses and donors, we address communities’ day-to-day needs and transform systems to drive positive, lasting change.

Our Impact

Parents who deepened their parenting skills and resources
Culturally specific pantry packs filled with food essentials
Young people better prepared for the future
People who received housing related resources

Big Challenges Require Big Ideas

Through intentional ongoing collaboration, we deliver innovative ways to solve community challenges, informed answers through data and technology, and scalable solutions built upon proven initiatives.


We listen as experts in convening community and believe deliberate conversations with our nonprofit partners, the community and donors lead to innovation.


We co-create and test emerging ideas and strategies with our nonprofit partners.

Create Change

We amplify and scale promising strategies that drive results, impact change and significantly disrupt inequities by income, race or place.

“We have to push beyond the status quo, listen to those most impacted by inequities and invest in truly transformative answers to the question: How do we create a community where all thrive?”

– Stephannie L. Lewis, Associate Vice President, Community Impact
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How We Show Up in Community

By thoughtfully and intentionally investing in solutions that address household stability, educational success and economic opportunity, we can make a lasting and transformative impact throughout the Greater Twin Cities.

All instances of homelessness and hunger will be rare, brief and nonrecurring.

Household Stability

We support and advocate for eviction policy reform, wraparound social services, access to nutritious, culturally relevant meals and housing assistance.

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All children will be prepared to thrive academically, personally and socially.

Educational Success

We work to protect, advance and expand early childhood, after school, summer youth and career pathway programs.

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All people will have food that meets their needs and reflects their tastes.

Food Security

We support many of our partners in taking that next step toward true food justice.
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All adults will have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward family-sustaining wages.

Economic Opportunity

We seek to remove systemic barriers that keep families and individuals from achieving economic independence.
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Past Innovation Initiatives

Over the years we’ve piloted and led a range of innovative programs that have shaped the way nonprofit organizations and public systems serve the community. These programs have included Propel SELHealthy CommunitiesFun, Fly & Fit, and Screen @ 3.

Fuel Innovation that Drives Lasting Change

We can’t do this work without the support of changemakers like you. Donate to help us fund innovative solutions or share your ideas for how we can fuel lasting change that impacts our community for generations.


With a donation to Greater Twin Cities United Way, you unite with us as a changemaker, disrupting systems, unlocking human potential and creating equitable solutions that result in lasting change.
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