Impact and Programs
In 2020-21, 50,500 people throughout our eight county service area were impacted by United Way of Southwest Minnesota's (UWSWMN) partner programs, internal initiatives and other partnerships. In 2020, not only did we provide funding through our normal grant processes, we also distributed funds through 3 separate grant rounds to local schools and programs in response to COVID-19.
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. Our programmatic goals include evaluating how we award funding for maximum local impact, evaluating our internal programs, adapting our processes for these programs to be more efficient in light of the pandemic and to provide a variety of volunteer opportunities to engage various members of our service area.
Community or Constituency Served
We support programs focused on improving the health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being for people living in our service area.
Geographic Area Served
Our services area includes people living in the following school district boundaries in southwest Minnesota: Canby; Clarkfield, Dawson/Boyd; Echo; Fulda; Hendricks; Ivanhoe; Lake Benton; Lakeview; Lynd; Marshall; Milroy; Minneota; Murray County Central; Russell-Tyler-Ruthton; Tracy Area; Westbrook-Walnut Grove; and Yellow Medicine East.
These schools are within the Minnesota counties we serve of Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood.