United Way of West Central Minnesota is uniting local communities to improve lives.
United Way wants to help you give back and benefit your community.
Investing in United Way means helping our community meet basic needs, continue prevention and development programs, and create lasting community change for individuals and families.
United Way brings together people from all across the county to take a strategic approach in improving lives and strengthening our community. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.
Not just addressing the needs, we solve the problem.
311 4th Street SW
PO Box 895
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 235-1050
Fax: (320) 235-2774
United Way of West Central Minnesota:
Atwater, Benson, Bird Island, Blomkest, Clara City, Cosmos, Danube, Danvers, DeGraff, Grove City, Kandiyohi, Kerkhoven, Lake Lillian, Litchfield, Maynard, Murdock, New London, Olivia, Pennock, Prinsburg, Raymond, Renville, Spicer, Sunburg, Willmar
Frequently Asked Questions
Why give to United Way of West Central Minnesota?
United Way is the most effective way to direct your donations to address community needs. To create lasting solutions we identify the underlying cause of the problem and work with non-profits, governments, businesses, and volunteers to get the results– here in West Central Minnesota.
What makes United Way different from other non-profits?
United Way is more than “another charity”. United Way helps us work together as one community to identify and impact the issues that effect all of us. Most charities have a single cause for which they are seeking support, United Way is focused on our community and changing lives. All of the money raised for United Way of West Central Minnesota stays in West Central Minnesota.
How does United Way establish its focus on Community issues?
United Way continually assesses and evaluates the changing needs of our communities. United Way believes in core services in which there will always be needs: children and youth, families, basic needs, and independence.
Does United Way only help the poor?
United Way focuses on prevention and development programs that help to ensure people are on their feet and have skills they need to reach goals. We partner with programs that are working on eliminating the problems facing our entire community.
How does United Way invest my gift?
Each year a trained board of volunteers review the management and effectiveness of the programs we partner with and use this information to determine funding levels. This information gathered from the review process is focused on results.
The four key factors in theses results include:
- Demonstrated lasting change in people’s lives
- Programs that are responsive to changing community needs
- Efficient and effective programs
- Program Accountability
United Way of West Central Minnesota takes the business of managing your donation very seriously and our performance exceeds Charities Review Council guides.
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