United Way of Olmsted County

A nonprofit organization

12 donors

38% complete

$5,000 Goal

Change someone's life today for the better!

Our world looks different than anyone imagined a few years ago. That’s why United Way goes beyond responding to immediate needs. We’re helping people respond, but also to recover – and rebuild better lives.  

United Way of Olmsted County takes community-building seriously, with a hyper-local focus that seeks to improve education, financial stability, and health. We help people invest in local solutions, bringing people together — through charitable giving, volunteerism, and advocacy — to make life better for each of our neighbors. And each year, the Olmsted County community unites to help people reach their full potential by raising millions of dollars through the United Way of Olmsted County annual giving campaign — but we cannot reach our goal without YOUR help! 

Giving a gift to United Way is one of the easiest, most convenient ways to make a difference in thousands of lives. In fact, United Way-funded programs directly impacted over 48,000 lives throughout Olmsted County last year; likely, someone you know benefited directly from your donation.  

You do not need to be a millionaire to give a gift with impact – Please choose what works best for you — Every dollar donated to United Way of Olmsted County contributes to our community's long-term success and well-being. By choosing to LIVE UNITED, you are helping to create our community’s future leaders by ensuring children have the support they need to succeed in school and that local families get the support they need to thrive for years to come.     A UNITED community takes everyone, and we hope you will answer the call. Help us reach our goal by making a pledge today!  


United Way of Olmsted County is pleased to announce the return of the 2022 Give United Drawing, in partnership with Rochester Motor Cars. Donors who give to United Way of Olmsted County before December 31 have the chance to win a two-year lease on a new vehicle! “We are honored to partner with United Way’s efforts to drive contributions in support of those in need in our community. With one of our core values being ‘the value of being a good community citizen,’ we believe it is imperative to support those making the most significant impact,” says Mike Enke, Executive Manager at Rochester Motor Cars. 

Employees at over 100 workplaces around the community will have the opportunity to give through payroll deduction. If your employer is not offering a United Way workplace giving campaign, you can still give online at uwolmsted.org/donate. “For nearly 100 years, United Way of Olmsted County has been uniting people and resources to address our community’s most pressing challenges,” says President Jerome Ferson. “We are fighting to ensure that Olmsted County is a place where all people can reach their full potential, but we cannot do it alone. We invite each person in our community to get involved by giving as they are able during our annual campaign.”   


Community members can make a gift today by visiting uwolmsted.org/donate or texting UWGive to 41444. 

Learn about our Caring Club (http://www.uwolmsted.org/caringclub) and how to become a Leadership Giver uwolmsted.org/leaders-giving.


Organization Data


Organization name

United Way of Olmsted County

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Education Health Children & Family Community Volunteer Emergencies


903 W Center Street Suite 100
Rochester, MN 55902



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