Neighbors United Resource Center Awarded Small Grant

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Board of Directors recently approved Small Grants in Round II totaling $6,875. The Small Grant 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.

Neighbors United Resource Center in Granite Falls was the recipient of a Small Grant totaling $2,675. This one-time grant will be used to improve access & sanitation required in the entry/waiting area of the Food Shelf in anticipation of the eventual return of in-house food distribution to customers during the pandemic.  This program aligns to UWSWMN’s hunger priority area.

The other grant recipient in Round II was Lincoln Elementary in Ivanhoe.

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

Pictured: Board members of Neighbors United Resource Center & Sarah Kicmal, UWSWMN President & CEO