We know it will take many hands to lift our community up. But we also know the northern Minnesotans are resourceful and resilient, and in the face of challenging times, we are still finding ways to support each other and our communities. That’s why United Way is taking part in #SpringForwardMN, a rallying call to action to continue to come together in this unprecedented time.

What we’re facing…

  • 1 in 2 children in the Itasca area are food insecure
  • Over 5,800 of Itasca County citizens are living in poverty
  • Nearly 5,000 residents are one crisis away from falling into poverty

While our region’s needs will keep changing, one thing will remain: We will continue to stand with you and ensure people get the resources they need to thrive.

Together, we can help people get back on their feet, learn, grow, and become financially stable.

Addressing The Needs

The generosity of individuals has always been critical to our work in the community. Since this time last year,  your support has allowed us to fight food insecurity, provide support for people in crisis, mobilize volunteer action, and more.


students received educational and personal development support through out-of-school-time programs


was infused into the community’s nonprofit network to meet meet existent and emerging needs


children and adults found safe emergency shelter and support for getting back on their feet

Your support is helping people overcome hardship and find support and community


Thanks to generous community support, we’ve reached the 95% mark towards our annual fundraising goal. If you have already given to support this campaign, thank you so much. If you haven’t had a chance and are able, please give today.  

Impact of your gift…

  • $50 provides 200 meals to address food insecurity
  • $100 provides ten hours of tutoring for a school-age child
  • $260 transports a veteran to out-of-town medical appointments
  • $500 provides an early childhood scholarship for a low-income family

Donations support more than 20 nonprofit programs that reach children, adults, and families across the region through United Way’s Stronger United campaign.

Stronger United Campaign Goal 98.8%
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Whether you’d like to make a one-time donation, roundup your monthly change, or donate a gift of stock, your dollars stay in our region and change the lives of people in need.