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United Way of SW MN Launches Online Volunteer Platform April-13-2015
By creating a venue that both allows individuals to see the many ways they can make a difference and agencies to promote their needs, United Way of Southwest Minnesota has increased the potential for
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THANK YOU SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA! March-25-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota held its annual progress report to the community on Tuesday, March 24th.  The event recognized SW MN volunteers, investors and community partners and highlighted
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Backstrom Named United Way of SW MN Education and Volunteer Services Coordinator March-23-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota announced today that Tanya Backstrom has joined the organization as the Education & Volunteer Services Coordinator. In this role, she will provide strong, strateg
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Lyon Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Operation RoundUp Support Imagination Library March-17-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota is a recipient of a $1,500 grant from Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative and Operation RoundUp to support the Imagination Library Program. Thank you to Lyon-Lincol
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United Way of SW MN and Wells Fargo Contest Winners Announced March-16-2015
United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN), in partnership with Wells Fargo, sponsored a coloring contest drawing for children birth through Kindergarten (age 6) who live in the UWSWMN service area. C
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- United Way Targets Important Community Issues for Grant Making

United Way of Southwest Minnesota continues to target important community issues for its 2013 Community Impact grants.  The primary focus for its priority areas, Goals for the Common Good, are to support the building blocks for a good quality of life-education, income and health.  Within that framework more specific emphasis is given to issues of reducing hunger and increasing safety and well-being for people in this area.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota volunteers developed and refined these priority areas through community listening sessions, surveys, research and awareness of community conditions. 

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota continues a strong emphasis on building school readiness and early childhood education through its Success By 6 initiative, as well as through community impact grant-making. 

 

Funding for all community impact grants was generated through the recently completed annual fund-raising campaign. 

 

More information about the United Way of Southwest Minnesota community impact priorities is available clicking here.  Grant applications are available by clicking here.

 

Two informational grant workshops to review the grant priorities and the grant application process have been set for Friday, March 8, 1:00 PM and for Monday, March 11, 4:00 PM.  Both workshops will be held at the United Way of Southwest Minnesota office, 109 S. 5th Street, Suite 300, Marshall, MN.  The Community Impact Grant deadline is 5:00 PM, April 1, 2013.

 

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is a local, autonomous organization that works to improve the education, income and health of people living within the communities of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and western Redwood Counties of Minnesota.