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I hope you are staying dry out there—this week is bringing off and on rain showers but providing some much needed moisture for our area.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to view our recent video and our ‘Year in Review’ publication.  The direct link to view them both is:   https://www.unitedwayswmn.org/AR2020Community Impact Grants were due on April 1st.  Reviews by local volunteers will begin...
Posted at: 04-07-2021- 11:06 am Related:
The UWSWMN Board of Directors recently approved two small grants! The small grant program is another way we impact our communities and local people by providing one-time grants, up to $5,000, to programs that align with UWSWMN’s priority areas. Lincoln Elementary in Ivanhoe received a $4,200 small grant for their new Makerspace program.  This program is STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused and will allow...
Posted at: 03-22-2021- 2:56 pm Related:
Our dedicated fundraising campaign season may be over but that doesn’t mean the work stops! We dive right into our next step--The Community Investment process. The application process opened on February 15.  The deadline to submit will come fast on April 1 at 4:00 p.m.  Applications for program funding are then reviewed by community volunteers to assess impact and ensure that funds are being well invested.  Recommendations are...
Posted at: 03-02-2021- 12:26 pm Related:
$502,000! I am blown away by this number.  When so many things in our world right now seem uncertain, it is inspiring to witness generosity.  Our donors can be certain that their investment in United Way of Southwest Minnesota will make a difference right here in southwest Minnesota.  Whether it’s your grandkids that receive Imagination Library books, your co-worker that was helped through a domestic violence situation or a neighbor...
Posted at: 02-11-2021- 2:03 pm Related:
I feel very blessed that each day I come to work I have the opportunity to witness the generosity from both people I’ve had the privilege to meet and those that I haven’t or may never meet.  It never becomes routine to me when I open the mail or review a digital contribution, each one impacts me a little differently.  Sometimes I know them and I smile because it brings joy to me that I know someone that gave to UWSWMN! Sometimes I...
Posted at: 01-19-2021- 10:51 am Related:
As I submit the final board member blog for the 2020 campaign year, gratitude is the message I want to convey. I think we can all agree the past year has been more than difficult. Our service area certainly reflected challenges the entire country faced, and the United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s focus on hunger (food insecurity), health, education, financial stability, and safety & well-being has been even more essential than it normally is....
Posted at: 01-11-2021- 3:20 pm Related:

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