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Ways to Give

Together, as changemakers, we’re creating a community where all people thrive regardless of income, race or place. Your gift to Greater Twin Cities United Way will help us work toward this vision as we address the challenges no one can solve alone.
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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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Fulfill Your Pledge

By fulfilling your donation pledge, you unite with us to address the challenges no one can solve alone as we work to create a thriving community for all.
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Giving Communities

Giving communities unite changemakers around causes and issues they are most passionate about. By bringing together these generous donors from all across our region, we’re able to amplify our impact.
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Leadership Giving

Tocqueville Society

Connect with other influential leaders as you unite and collaborate on solving our area’s most complex issues.
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LGBTQ+ Issues

Arise Project

Support the lives of Greater Twin Cities LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness.
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Women-Focused Initiatives

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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More Opportunities to Give

Support our mission to unite as changemakers with a planned gift, tribute and honor donation, or gift of stock. All gifts help us disrupt systems, unlock human potential and create equitable solutions.

Planned Giving

When you include a donation as part of your overall estate and financial planning, you ensure we make meaningful strides toward achieving our vision.
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Tribute and Honor

Your gift will work to fuel lasting change for generations as a permanent tribute in honor of your loved one.

Gifts of Stock

A securities donation offers unique tax savings while helping us address the problems no one can solve alone.
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Create A Will

Greater Twin Cities United Way has partnered with FreeWill to provide a free online tool to create a legal will. It’s an easy, free and virtual way to complete your will, while creating lasting and transformative change in the community.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Transparency is of the utmost importance to us at Greater Twin Cities United Way. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have about our organization or the work we do.

Below are responses to some of the inquiries we get most often about donations to Greater Twin Cities United Way.

We use 19 cents of every dollar to run the organization, which compares favorably to the nonprofit sector. However, what’s most important is the impact we are having in the greater Twin Cities by working together. Your investment in Greater Twin Cities United Way provides tangible results in our community by:

  • Providing 460,000+ 211 helpline referrals to human service needs.
  • Providing financial support to 100 nonprofits on the frontlines of serving the community.
  • Building the nonprofit sector’s infrastructure and capacity.
  • Unlocking millions in state funding and influencing legislation to support those most vulnerable.
  • Engaging volunteers to support 65,000+ individuals in areas such as food, education, job training, and housing.

We pay a membership contribution for the rights to use the name and logo, and support broader community impact goals through United Way Worldwide, an umbrella organization that addresses the same challenges on a national and global level and provides guidance, training, and development services to local United Ways. These dues are less than 1.5 percent of each dollar contributed.

Contributions raised in our nine-county service area stay here and decisions about which programs to invest in and which partnerships to pursue are made here in our local community.

Investment decisions depend on the scope of the project and donor intent. Generally, knowledgeable volunteers and experts from our community as well as Greater Twin Cities United Way staff screen and select the nonprofits funded by your contribution. Their recommendations are reviewed and approved by our volunteer board of directors.

Our Community Impact team works with our grantees in a number of ways to ensure donor intent, ensure outcomes are achieved, and amplify grantee stories and successes. We publish our progress in our annual Community Impact Report so our donors know the impact of their contributions in our community.

We support our neighbors across Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties to help ensure they all have their basic needs met.

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Need to manage your recurring donation, have a question about tax receipts or want to adjust your payroll deduction? Contact us for personalized assistance.
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