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Corporate Partners

As a trusted philanthropic partner, we align corporate social responsibility goals and passions with community needs to address problems no one can solve alone.

Our Impact

67,000
People supported through 5,000 volunteers in 2020
50,000
Backpacks packed in 2021

What We Offer Companies

As a critical part of achieving our vision of a community where all people thrive, we help businesses of all sizes strengthen their philanthropic efforts, build a culture of volunteerism and engage entire workforces in fueling change in our community.
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Volunteer Projects

Volunteer opportunities designed around the unique priorities of individual teams can strengthen workplace culture as well as our community.

Sponsorships

Customized sponsorships and fundraising initiatives align corporate giving with organizational values.

Employee Fundraising

Fundraising campaigns provide an avenue for employees to invest in and transform the neighborhoods where they live and work.

How We Show Up as a Business Partner

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Volunteer United

Mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year, we work to fill backpacks with school supplies, assemble kits for people transitioning to stable housing and much more.
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Arise Project

Support the lives of Greater Twin Cities LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness.
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Women United

Support women and children in the Greater Twin Cities and ensure they have a path to thrive regardless of income, race or place.
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Invest in Proven Practices

Fueling programs and services that make a life-changing impact.

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    Land O'Lakes

    Recognizing that an engaged and community-minded workforce is a strong asset for tremendous good, Land O’Lakes has built a Culture of Community through their involvement with United Way. Year after year, their leadership has resulted in tremendous results across employee giving and volunteer engagement.
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    Target

    Ever since opening its first store in 1962, Target has been a long-standing United Way partner. They’ve invested over $1 million year-over-year in our local Twin Cities community through United Way. These generous investments fuel holistic support, build equitable and innovative solutions, and are helping to make the Twin Cities a great place to live and work.
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    Bremer Bank

    In addition to generous sponsorship of United Way’s Action Day, in 2019 Bremer Bank hosted Bremer Backpack—a volunteer effort that brought together hundreds of employees from multiple locations to pack additional backpacks for local kids. Bremer volunteers packed more than 5,000 backpacks in June and the backpacks were then distributed to more than 65 Bremer locations and delivered to students in need.

Innovate Promising Strategies

Building capacity and reimagining paths to impact.

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    U.S. Bank

    At U.S. Bank, building a culture a generosity didn’t happen overnight. It took an innovative, multi-pronged approach and leadership that delivered on their commitments to the community. Today, U.S. Bank sees community involvement at every tier within their organization. Whether it’s packing kits to help provide a fresh start to new homeowners, investing in job training programs to ensure a robust workforce or providing visionary leadership to non-profit boards, U.S. Bank is leading the way in helping efforts to create stable jobs, safe homes and communities. Innovative, long-term planning made sure that their culture of “Community Possible” is felt throughout the organization.
  • 3M Corporation

    Innovative strategies to create long-term equity come from visionary leadership and community partnerships. Thanks to the generosity and leadership of 3M, United Way launched the Culturally Powered Communities (CPC) program in 2017. This innovative program was created to foster equity by building the capacity of organizations led by and serving communities of color. To date, CPC has supported 23 organizations, each with culturally unique ways of addressing our community’s most pressing challenges.

Multiply Success Through Partnership

Bringing people together to learn, volunteer, and address isues at scale.

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    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux

    To support the educational success of kids in our community, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux became a generous sponsor of United Way’s Action Day in 2019. This annual community-wide volunteer event brings people together to pack backpacks for local kids in need. In addition to generous sponsorship, the organization also had strong volunteerism at the event. As part of a unique, co-created opportunity, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux distributed backpacks to several school districts offering Native American programming, including Anoka Hennepin, Bloomington, Inver Grove Heights, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Shakopee, South Saint Paul, and South Washington County.
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    CHS

    When people in our community are facing hardships, they can count on support from CHS Inc. Each year, the company invests in household stability services supported through United Way—including food security and housing. What’s more, the company offers a Challenge Match Gift, matching new and increased gifts to United Way’s work in Household Stability.
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    Wells Fargo

    In 2019 Wells Fargo and Greater Twin Cities United Way launched a special partnership: the Giving Community Challenge Match. Wells Fargo is generously matching a total of $60,000 across United Way’s Giving Communities which include:
    Arise Project: Bold, civic-minded professionals dedicated to addressing the needs of LGBTQ communities.
    Emerging Leaders: The next generation of community changemakers.
    Women United: Supporting school success for children and financial stability for women.
  • Corporate Partner Best Buy Logo - Greater Twin Cities United Way

    Best Buy

    Best Buy is committed to ensuring teens from disinvested communities get access, inspiration, and opportunity to support their future educational and career success through initiatives like Best Buy Teen Tech Centers™ and community-centered grants.

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