United Way of Steele County

A nonprofit organization

$200 raised by 2 donors

United Way of Steele County fights for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in Steele County.  


To change lives by mobilizing and optimizing the caring power of our community.


A sustainable and vibrant community where residents enjoy an enriching quality of life, economic opportunities, self-sufficiency, and are secure knowing a network of human service agencies is ready to assist them if needed.

United Way has always worked on issues that impact under-served communities and vulnerable populations, focusing on issues that impact individual and collective success – education, health and both financial stability and mobility.

With your help, United Way of Steele County:

  1. Helped 1,107 children receive free books every month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  2. Prepared taxes for over 200 low-income individuals and families
  3. Saved 12 people $2,610 through prescription medication discounts
  4. Provided 374 individuals with web-based mental health support and services
  5. Connected local nonprofits with 235 new volunteers and 3,950 volunteer work hours through our Volunteers United program
  6. Responded to 1,159 211 calls and texts
  7. Served 411 Ellendale community members
  8. Assisted 1,251 Blooming Prairie residents
  9. Helped 919 people living in Medford
  10. Provided services to over 19,991 individuals in Owatonna

The 2023 Campaign will fund over 30 local programs that strengthen families. Your financial support will assist community members in meeting their basic needs like increasing access to healthcare and obtaining affordable prescription medications. When you give to United Way, your donations go further. Every dollar ensures that the entire safety net of human services is available to our friends and families when they need it the most. 

Your philanthropic backing today helps provide seniors and disabled individuals with support to live independent lives while also giving children and youth the tools they need to become the successful leaders of tomorrow. Steele County is a bright and vibrant place to live and raise a family. The residents here care about our neighbors and work to ensure every generation has all the resources they need to thrive. Our local economy is growing fast, thanks to the leadership of our local business owners. 

Together, we can help equip residents with the necessary skills to fill the available jobs that lead to outstanding career opportunities in Steele County.   

Your generosity helps our community of changemakers make a difference together, and we can’t thank you enough!

Organization Data


Organization name

United Way of Steele County

Tax id (EIN)



Education Health Economic Development


1850 Austin Road Ste 103 PO Box 32
Owatonna, MN 55060


507 455 1180

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