Greater Twin Cities United Way Vertical Logo Blue

Ecolab Donates $575,000 to Greater Twin Cities United Way to Support Educational Success and Racial and Social Justice

The United Way logo is is over a gradient background

United Way Staff


Funds Will Help Provide More Students with Equitable Access to High-Quality Education

Greater Twin Cities United Way today announced that Ecolab has donated $575,000 to support the organization’s work in educational success and social and racial justice. The gift will support United Way’s ongoing work to ensure more children and youth have access to the resources they need to thrive in school and beyond. It also will support efforts to advance racial and social justice through a multi-year partnership between Greater Twin Cities United Way, The Minneapolis Foundation and the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation.

“We’re grateful for our longstanding partnership with Ecolab in creating a more equitable Greater Twin Cities,” said John Wilgers, president and CEO of Greater Twin Cities United Way. “This investment will help ensure more students have access to a high-quality education and will support vital racial and social justice efforts, which are needed now more than ever.”

Ecolab’s gift will support United Way’s continued work in educational success, to help foster a Greater Twin Cities region where all children are ready to thrive academically, personally and socially – regardless of income level, race or place of residence. Together with its partners, United Way focuses on the cradle-to-career continuum, ensuring young children and parents have access to high-quality early childhood education and child care, kids have the resources they need to learn and thrive in school, and high school youth are supported with real-world work and career experiences.

“Ecolab is proud to support our local communities,” said Kris Taylor, Vice President Community Relations and Ecolab Foundation. “United Way is well positioned to listen to our community and can help to continue to advance education as well as social and racial justice equity for all.”

About Greater Twin Cities United Way: One in four people in the Twin Cities region are experiencing poverty. Greater Twin Cities United Way supports long-term wellbeing by working to provide equitable access for all to a strong education, stable housing, healthy food and good jobs. We do this by bringing together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to solve the community’s most pressing needs. Through our public policy work, volunteer engagement, United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline, nonprofit leadership support and grant making, we take a holistic, long-term approach to help people meet their potential. That’s because when more of us reach our potential, our whole community benefits. For more information, visit and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

About Ecolab: A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $13 billion and more than 45,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

Follow us on Twitter @ecolab, Facebook at, LinkedIn at Ecolab or Instagram at Ecolab Inc.


About the Author

Greater Twin Cities United Way unites changemakers, advocates for social good and develops solutions to address the challenges no one can solve alone to create a community where all people thrive. Together with our partners, we’re meeting immediate community needs while transforming inequitable systems in the areas of housing, food, education and jobs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Sign up for news, updates and opportunities to fuel change in our community.

* indicates required

You are signing up for updates about how your gift is fueling change in the community.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices.

magnifier linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram