Open Door Health Center - Clarkfield Awarded Small Grant

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Board of Directors recently approved several Small Grants in the second round totaling $14,380.81. The Small Grants Program is an outreach of the Community Impact funding process. The available amount of grant dollars each year is subject to change. One-time grants, up to $5,000, are awarded to organizations aligned with UWSWMN’s priority areas. There are two deadlines for the Small Grants Program each year, with the next deadline being August 31, 2017.

Health: Open Door Health Center

The grant will support coordination of transportation services and some patient transportation start-up costs for clients accessing dental services at the Clarkfield office location. Grant award: $2,500.00

Other recipients of the Small Grants Program in the second round are: Granite Falls Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Cottonwood County 4H for Westbrook Walnut Grove School Lego Robotics Program, Southwest Health and Human Services, Murray County Central Schools Smart Snack Program and Marshall Farmer’s Market Power of Produce.

First Row (L to R): Amanda Kline (UWSWMN), Emily Strawhacker, Meredith Zempel, Dr. Carolyn Giannelli and Dr. Marissa Goplen.

Second Row (L to R): Alyssa Olson, Jennifer Matheson, Carmen Graupmann and Patty Ebnet.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In Southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. For more information on our commitment to the area, please visit our website at

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties of Minnesota.