United Way of Central Minnesota

Mission Statement

To improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of Central Minnesota

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments United Way had impact across our community. With an ever increasing eye on Poverty in our community, United Way and the community worked to ensure that all people have food to nourish themselves and that no one in Central Minnesota will go hungry. Last year 33,564 individuals gained increased access to food resources. United Way and the community worked to increase financial stability and independence among lower-income or struggling households. Last year over 32,171 individuals were connected with resources to stabilize living conditions, maintain independence and lessen dependency. United Way and the community worked to make sure every school age youth was engaged in ongoing experiences that build positive life skills and support from caring mentors. Last year, 12,230 school age children and youth were active in quality programs that build positive life skills. United Way and the community worked to ensure every young child, birth through 3rd grade, reaches their early learning and literacy potential. Last year, 4,474 young children were active in programs building their pre-literacy and reading skills and over 8,000 children received Imagination Library books because of UWCM. United Way and the community worked to reduce the impact of homelessness with a focus on youth and families with children. 7,814 individuals were provided with supportive services that prevented and/or decreased homelessness/length of homelessness and reliance on existing services.
Current Goals United Way will continue to focuses on 5 major areas of need in our community. We develop partnerships and outcomes to achieve movement in each of the following areas. We have particular interest in helping families so that kids can have a brighter future. Our focus is on: 1) Access to Food -- United Way and the community will ensure that all people have food to nourish themselves so that no one in Central Minnesota goes hungry. 2) Financial Stability -- United Way and the community will increase financial stability and independence among lower-income or struggling households. 3) Quality Out of School Time -- United Way and the community will work to make sure every school age youth is engaged in ongoing experiences that build positive life skills and support from caring mentors. 4) Early Learning/Early Literacy -- United Way and the community will ensure every young child, birth through 3rd grade, reaches their early learning and literacy potential. 5) Homelessness -- United Way and the community will reduce the impact of homelessness with a focus on youth and families with children.
Community or Constituency Served United Way of Central Minnesota partners with non-profits, schools, churches, and organizations throughout Stearns, Benton, portions of Sherburne and Wright counties to create a brighter future for our entire community.
Geographic Area Served United Way of Central Minnesota works in Stearns, Benton, and portions of Sherburne and Wright counties.

Reports & Finances

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3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$2,947,710
79.9%
Management
$273,403
7.4%
Fundraising
$465,861
12.6%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2017
$2,660,677
$2,413,758
$246,919
2016
$2,413,758
$2,446,255
($32,497)
2015
$2,446,255
$2,338,695
$107,560

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/15/2018

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Address:
921 1st Street N
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Phone: 320-252-0227

General Information

Alternative Name: United Way of St. Cloud
EIN: 41-0915124
Principal Staff: Jon Ruis
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 16
Volunteers: 800
Number of Clients: 95,000
Ruling Year: 1967

Board

Board Chair: Pat Edeburn
Number of Board Members: 19
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 15

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