The strength of United Way lies in the support we receive from hundreds of donors who want to make an impact in the Itasca County area. Every year, local individuals, businesses, companies and foundations support the annual United Way campaign through Workplace Giving programs.

The funds raised are invested in programs, services and initiatives that help one-in-three people in our community and that lead to lasting change for individuals and the community.

Workplace Giving

Dozens of local companies – from the largest to the smallest shops – run United Way campaigns in their workplace because they understand how it benefits the entire region.

United Way makes it easy to get started. We provide materials to communicate to your employees as well as easy ways to raise and collect the donations. You can make your campaign as involved or simple as you want; we encourage companies to create a program that is right for their own unique culture. Through your United Way campaign, your employees will feel a greater connection to their community by giving back in such an important way.

Why start a workplace giving program?

  • Increased employee morale and teamwork. Companies that run Workplace Giving Programs document higher morale and teamwork. Employees learn about local United Way funded programs and work together to plan and engage in fun activities to raise money as a company: raffles, games, social events, and special incentives for givers like casual days or a VIP parking space.
  • A healthier place to live, work, and raise a family. Our community benefits from healthier residents—even those not employed by your business. Your business will prosper more in a healthier region. Other businesses will stay here and add jobs. Businesses outside our area will invest here if we have a well-educated workforce, attractive and safe neighborhoods, a strong educational system, a thriving downtown, and social services that address and reduce health and human service needs.

Top Ten Most Generous Companies

Our top 10 campaign partners are organizations that raised the most dollars in our 2019-2020 campaign through corporate and employee giving and special events. We thank them for their leadership and dedication to improving the lives of thousands of neighbors in our community.

American Bank of the North
ASV
Blandin Foundation
Boldt Company
Essentia Health
Lake Country Power
Minnesota Power
Paul Bunyan Communications
Timberlake Lodge
Wells Fargo

*alphabetical order

Top Ten Most Generous Workplaces

ASV
Blandin Foundation
Essentia Health
Grand Itasca
Itasca County
MDI
Minnesota Power
Target
UPS
Woodland Bank

*alphabetical order

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship provides an opportunity for companies to achieve their philanthropic goals and demonstrate their commitment to positive community impact. Partner companies can opt to sponsor one event or several throughout the year.

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