United Way of 1000 Lakes fights for the education, health, and financial stability of everyone in the Itasca Area.

Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we bring the many voices of our community together to find common ground, develop a strategic vision for change and make meaningful progress, while activating individuals and organizations with the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer to resource this work and change lives across our region.


To facilitate our community vision, we focus our work to drive impact through three pillars areas.

Our Community's Stories

As a community, we are all interconnected. Each of our actions impacts others. We rely on each other to thrive, and when one of us is helped, we are all lifted.

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