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Agencies We Fund

United Way supports more than 25 local programs to help as many people as possible. This allows donors to make an impact on many of those around them through a single contribution. Each year, hundreds of dedicated volunteers make the important allocation decisions that impact us all and help make Greater Itasca a better place to live and work. In 2019, United Way of 1000 Lakes granted $48,500 to our member agencies.

Our community investments are based on three focus areas:

Income & Basic Needs

Caring for neighbors is key to a strong community. United Way is committed to helping families become more financially stable. Through our partner programs and services, we position people for a better, brighter tomorrow by helping with emergency and transitional housing, transportation, and basic needs—food, shelter, safety from violence or abuse, advocacy support, and more.

Health & Well-Being

Being healthy is vital for children to grow and develop and for adults to live a full, productive life. United Way is committed to helping individuals with health conditions, disabilities, dependency, and mental illness. Through our partner programs and services, we remove barriers and help people live safe, independent, and active lifestyles.


When children succeed, our whole community succeeds. United Way is committed to helping all children reach their potential through our partner programs and initiatives that support parents and provide safe and nurturing environments that help bolster academics, build leadership skills, and promote social well-being.


This list represents 2019 investments through United Way of 1000 Lakes to current member agencies.