Your United Way
Community leaders came together in the early 1960's to form the Community Fund of Marshall with the purpose of more effectively meeting the needs of the people in the community. In the late 1980's organization leaders recognized the benefits of networking with other similar organizations across the state and nation.
The decision was made to become a local United Way affiliate. Your local United Way affiliate is a member of United Way of America and the Association of United Ways of Minnesota. This does not diminish the local nature of the organization, but actually strengthens it with improved resources, educational opportunities and access to vital services. As a United Way affiliate, we pay less than 1% of funds raised to the United Way Worldwide. That leaves 99% of our funds to be used locally!
United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an independent, local organization working to create lasting changes in people's lives and the communities of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood Counties of Minnesota. This includes the towns of Arco, Avoca, Balaton, Boyd, Canby, Chandler, Clarkfield, Cottonwood, Currie, Dawson, Echo, Fulda, Garvin, Ghent, Granite Falls, Hanley Falls, Hendricks, Iona, Ivanhoe, Lake Benton, Lake Wilson, Lynd, Marshall, Milroy, Minneota, Porter, Russell, Ruthton, Slayton, Taunton, Tracy, Tyler, Walnut Grove, Westbrook and Wood Lake.
WHY GIVE TO UNITED WAY OF
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA -
Local - 100% of your contribution goes to work for people living right here in Southwest Minnesota.
Accountable - Local volunteers determine how United Way of Southwest Minnesota resources are used and make sure that positive results are being achieved.
Signficant Impact - Every penny raised each year is invested into local programs focusing on education,income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life and successful communities.
Comprehensive - United Way of Southwest Minnesota advances the common good by working with many partners to solve complex issues that one single agency cannot do alone.
Gets things done - United Way of Southwest Minnesota recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.