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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UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER PLATFORM

United Way recently launched Bonfire, a volunteer initiative to better connect volunteers and organizations with each other. Organizations looking to recruit volunteers and/or track volunteer hours are encouraged to create a free organizational profile and post opportunities. Learn more by calling 218-999-7570 or emailing info@uwlakes.org.

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Strengthening Our Equity

United Way is committed to working with our Network, partners, and donors to advance equity as a core principle that guides our efforts to improve lives and create positive community change. The equity website contains content, tools, and resources to help our partners become more equitable organizations.

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