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About Us

Our mission at United Way of McLeod County is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of McLeod County. 

Our volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization is dedicated to advancing the common good. It is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. Making change  not just a possibility, but a reality!

We are all connected and interdependent. Ultimately, when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy we all win. We believe the building blocks to a good life are education, basic needs and health.  United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. 

We invite you to be a part of the change right here in our community. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer.  That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED!

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. 
Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion will promote mutual respect and make possible the full, effective use of talents, investments, resources, and abilities of all to achieve the mission of United Way of McLeod County (UWMC).

UWMC values and seeks to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion among its employees, staff, and volunteers. We are committed to identifying, developing, and implementing impact strategies, practices, processes, and messaging that drive more equitable outcomes in our area. 
UWMC recognizes that structural racism, socio-economic barriers, and other forms of oppression have and continue to contribute to persistent disparities. We recognize our role is to be a leader in the fight for equity.
UWMC seeks to dismantle barriers to equity by fostering a culture that minimizes bias, recognizes and addresses systemic inequities, and promotes a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. By leveraging the unique contributions of individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work, we can help create communities where everyone has the resources, opportunities, and support they need to thrive. We strive to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, by connecting people, expanding perspectives, and empowering change. By cultivating diversity in our board, staff, volunteers, and programs as well as focusing on removing historical barriers to equity, UWMC can create opportunity-filled futures for everyone in our community.
We are stronger united.

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