Community Investments

 

2018-19 Community Partners

 Every Person.  Every Community.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. United Way of Southwest Minnesota initiatives, community partner programs and partnerships will serve 48,600 local people in 2018-19.

Our current campaign will run through January 31, 2019, with a goal of raising $625,000 to support local people.  Melanie Pedersen will chair this year's local campaign for United Way of Southwest Minnesota.  Pedersen is the Vice President/Director of Customer Service and Collections for U.S. Bank Equipment Finance and serves on the United Way of Southwest Minnesota Board of Directors.

Dollars raised will be re-invested in local programs and people. Community Investment volunteers from throughout our service area review local grant requests and making funding recommendations to our local Board of Directors to be certain that your donation makes the most impact. Contributions to your local United Way improve lives right here where you live. Your donation will go far…but not far away.

Over the last 5 years, United Way of Southwest Minnesota has re-invested more than $2.3 million locally to benefit the lives of our friends and neighbors. For more information on the work of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota, our community partners, internal UWSWMN programming, and/or volunteer opportunities please visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org. The United Way of Southwest Minnesota has also earned the Charities Review Council Meets Standards seal which is a marker of nonprofit strength and accountability for those seeking a place to make charitable contributions. We encourage donors to view our profile at smartgivers.org for additional information.

The chart below lists all programs invested in with contributions made to last year's campaign, as well as information regarding where (by county) funding from United Way of Southwest Minnesota is making an impact in people's lives.  

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability
of every person in every community. LIVE UNITED®