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Walmart Supports United Way of Southwest Minnesota March-2-2015
Walmart is a strong supporter of the United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees at Walmart Store #1722 in Marshall contributed $1,344.00 through payroll contributions and Walmart made an additional
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Imagination Library Bags Being Distributed February-27-2015
In 2014, 936 children were able to practice their school readiness skills with a ‘Wild About Kindergarten’ bag. These bags are given to every child who attends Kindergarten Round-Up in the
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Community Investment Process February-23-2015
An important part of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s work is the annual review of local not-for-profit programs that seek affiliation and grant funding from United Way. It’s an excitin
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Community Impact Grant Applications Available February-23-2015
The United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s 2015 Community Impact Grant Application forms are available at www.unitedwayswmn.org (Your United Way tab – Community Impact Grants section). All gr
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250000th Imagination Library Book Recipient February-13-2015
This article is the third in a four part series focusing on the Imagination Library Program. The final article will demonstrate additional ways the program is benefiting the region. Previous articles
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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.