United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Every Person.  Every Community.

At United Way of Southwest Minnesota we work to unite people and resources to improve lives and strengthen communities in southwest Minnesota with a focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger, and safety & well-being. We achieve these goals by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources. Your dollar goes further with us because we’re not doing our work alone. In 2016-17, we’re partnering with more than twenty-five community partner programs and offering a dozen internal programs and initiatives furthering the network of human services and volunteerism in this area.

Through our investment in community impact, we work to make sure people get the support services they need right now while simultaneously addressing the root causes of key issues – that’s how we create true community impact. We know that by improving education for all children, we’re setting them on the path to high school graduation and college success. We know that those children will go on to hold skilled jobs and be financially equipped to support their families. We know that good health is directly linked to a successful life. Most importantly, we realize that when we improve education, income and health at a community level, we all benefit.  And that when people's nutritional needs are met and they feel safe, they are able to live a better life.  That’s what LIVING UNITED looks like in southwest Minnesota.