We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, and when people live healthier lives. Join the 14 million people throughout the country that are a part of this growing movement. Learn how you can help and support United Way of Central Minnesota initiatives and partner programs.

Why Give?

Throughout the years, our community has continued to come together and raise funds to support United Way of Central Minnesota initiatives and partner programs. We invite you to become a part of the LIVE UNITED movement that is advancing the common good right here in our community.

Every gift is important. Financial gifts of all sizes combine to help families in Central Minnesota. Join the 14 million people throughout the country that are a part of this dynamic movement.

There are many ways you can give to United Way. The following sections will help you with your efforts. Please call our office at 320-252-0227 if you have any questions, or contact us for different ways you can make a gift.


Leadership Giving

Leadership Donors

Our Leadership Donors are recognized as proud leaders in their community, with a desire to participate in improving the lives of everyone living in Central Minnesota. Contributions at leadership levels ($1,000+) will go a long way toward creating opportunities for a better life for all.

Tocqueville Society Member $10,000 and above
Keystone Member $7,500-$9,999
Capital Member $5,000-$7,499
Cornerstone Member $3,499-$4,999
Milestone Member $2,500-$3,499
Baluster Member $1,500-$2,499
Pillar Member $1,000-$1,499


The United Way Loyal Contributor program is a special recognition society for individuals and couples who have donated to United Way in any community at any amount for 10 years or more.

If you have been donating to United Way for 10+ years we want to thank and recognize you for your continued support of the community in which you live. It is the continued support of generous community members that makes Central Minnesota a better place to live.

Planned Giving

Leave Your Mark

Every year, the outpouring of compassion and generosity from thousands of people confirms a belief in United Way and the future of our community. Some donors have gone a step further by arranging a planned gift to United Way.

 Your gift will forever leave your mark on a community that has been such a big part of your life.

In-kind/Sponsorship Opportunities

United Way of Central Minnesota is the partner of choice for people wanting to build their community and change lives. There are numerous opportunities for in-kind gifts and sponsorships.

Sponsorships allow your business to reach new audiences, increase your company’s year-round marketing presence, and help meet your company’s community mission by becoming a United Way sponsor.

In-kind donations of time and resources are always appreciated, and sometimes are the easiest ways for businesses to show their support. Your partnership, through in-kind contributions or sponsorships helps United Way focus resources to basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family, and good health.

For more information on becoming an in-kind or sponsorship partner contact Jenny at 320-252-0227.


Make your gift last forever

With your annual gift to United Way you demonstrate your commitment to making our community a better place for us all. But what about the future? Your investment today creates a legacy of caring for generations to come. Endow your annual gift and benefit you and our community.

A properly planned endowment gift may benefit you by:

  • Reducing your taxes
  • Increasing your income
  • Conserving your family’s assets
  • Fulfilling your charitable goals

Charitable Goals

United Way of Central Minnesota will work with you to accomplish your charitable goals in the manner that is best for you. If you are interested in discussing giving strategies, please contact Lori at 320-252-0227 or complete a planned gift interest form.





A properly planned endowment gift will benefit the community by:

  • Providing a stable source of revenue for United Way, beyond the annual campaign.
  • Ensuring United Way will be able to confront our most pressing community problems for years to come.
  • Securing you an opportunity to shape the vision of the future for our community.

Your gift can be accomplished in a number of ways:

  • Make a gift through your will or living trust
  • Give an outright gift of cash or stock (stock calculator)
  • With an established fund at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Establish a charitable trust (gift calculator)
  • Donate a new or existing life insurance policy
  • Name United Way as a beneficiary of your retirement plan