Sherburne County Area United Way

Mission Statement

To unite people and resources to impact lives in the Sherburne County area.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We were able to award over $80,000 to help fund 26 agencies that impact lives in our focus areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health. We were able to help serve 16,000 people in our service area through our partner agencies. Our iEmpower Youth Program served 185 youth, grades K-8, this past year, helping them to realize their leadership potential, build their self-confidence and self-reliance and build friendship and communication skills. We are strengthening our youth to advocate for themselves and have a voice. Our Project Homeless Connect program is being transitioned into serving more people and not just those who are homeless, but those who are in need in the community. Many resources are made available as well as education, and specific services are helpful to those in need, such as haircuts, flu shots, chair massage, etc. Next year we will obtain many more volunteers and vendors to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We also hold community conversations within the community, listening to under-represented populations and hearing what their aspirations are for the community. Their perspectives are enlightening and important to understand.
Current Goals We are currently in transition to an issue focus, meaning that our programmatic goals will be created once that issue focus is determined. We presently are implementing a community survey to see what issues people in the community feel are top concerns. Once we have the results (which will occur in a matter of weeks) we will then bring in a consultant to work with us on a strategic plan for our issue focus. The goals are to make more impact in the community through a cause, to build community support around that cause, and to build revenue as a result of the cause.
Community or Constituency Served The zip codes for the following cities: Big Lake, Elk River, Nowthen, Ostego, Princeton, Santiago, and Zimmemran, MN
Geographic Area Served We serve a majority of Sherburne County, a small part of Wright County, a portion of Mille Lacs County and a small part of Anoka County in Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

If you have additional questions regarding a nonprofit's financials, visit their website, or call and ask to review their IRS Form 990, Annual Report, or Audit for a more complete picture of their financial story.
Major Program Expenses
iEmpower, Homeless Connect, Other:
Agency Allocations:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/29/2018

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
Return to List of Reviewed Nonprofits


231 Main Street NW Suite B
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: 763-633-5886

General Information

Alternative Name: Caring Rivers United Way
EIN: 23-7057093
Principal Staff: Joy Nadeau
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
Number of Volunteers: 226
Number of Clients: 400
Ruling Year: 1970


Board Chair: Krista Benjamin
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 13
Average Member Attendance: 11.3

Get our latest and greatest monthly!


Charities Review Council

Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

Let’s Connect

1915 Highway 36 W Ste 133 • Roseville, Minnesota 55113-2709
Phone: (651) 224–7030 • E-mail:

Privacy Policy (5/9/19) • Terms of Use (5/9/19)

Log In