Across our Itasca County service area, we’re working to improve education outcomes, access to healthcare, and economic opportunities for all men, women, and children. We build capacity, facilitate partnerships, and invest back into the organizations who are working on the ground to address our community's most pressing needs to create a vibrant community for all.

IMPACT GRANT FUNDING

United Way's Impact Grants are community investments in local, effective, results-oriented programs that focus on improving Education, Health and Financial Stability over a two-year period.

We believe that multi-year grant partnerships are a best practice, and give our partners the time to fully focus on planning, delivery, evaluation, and outcomes.

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RESOURCES FOR NON-PROFITS

United Way's Resource Library houses a wide range of tools and equipment including projector, sound system, convening tools, and meeting space. Open to all area non-profits and community groups, the library focuses specifically on tools that support programs and operations.

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NONPROFIT CAPACITY BUILDING

United Way is committed to building a thriving community. This includes offering assistance to local nonprofits in the areas of impact storytelling, professional development workshops, and volunteer recruitment, promotion, and recognition. Contact United Way staff with questions or email info@uwlakes.org.

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EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP)

United Way is the administrator of local Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) funds. Awards are appropriated annually to supplement and expand ongoing efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services for individuals and families who are experiencing hunger, homelessness, and economic crisis.

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Strengths Workshop for Nonprofit Leaders

United Way is offering a development opportunity for area non-profit leaders, staff, board members, and volunteer teams. Based on Gallup CliftonStrengths, participants will delve into personalized profiles and how they shape behaviors and perceptions and identify team strengths to develop and grow your organization and its capacity.

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