United Way of 1000 Lakes

A nonprofit organization

59 donors

95% complete

$270,000 Goal

Helping here.

Since 1963, United Way of 1000 Lakes has played a part in improving lives in the northland. Every day, United Way staff, board, and volunteers forge partnerships, convene community members, and engage in conversation to learn how we can best support our region’s ever-changing needs. We work with the support and guidance of our neighbors to create lasting change for children and adults. 

We care deeply for things that are worth fighting for - like education, health, basic needs, and financial stability. Whether it’s immediate needs, such as food, shelter, and safety; or long-term support, such as childcare, education, and mental health outreach; United Way remains committed to investing in and supporting a strong safety net. 

Annually we invest in 20 small- and mid-sized agencies, all located in the Itasca area, that help families and individuals meet their basic needs, achieve financial stability and independence, reach educational goals, and live healthy lives. In addition to grants, United Way manages several programs and initiatives that reach across all impact areas, such as Bonfire, the region’s online volunteer portal, our annual Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive, and Day of Action. The nonprofit network United Way supports allows our neighbors reach for their fullest potential.

We are asking you to support United Way. With every person who steps up to make a difference with us, we’re tearing down one more barrier to success for another and building a stronger Itasca area for all of us—one person, one family, one neighborhood at a time.  

Join us in helping here.

See how generosity and action are leading change in our community at uwlakes.org.

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Organization name

United Way of 1000 Lakes

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Education Health Children & Family Community Volunteer


350 1st Avenue NW, Suite A
Grand Rapids, MN 55744



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