United Way of 1000 Lakes works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to create lasting change. We envision communities where; everyone achieves their human potential through a quality education that offers a pathway to brighter futures, financially productive livelihoods, and access to health resources that improves lives.
$4 per pay period provides a child with a backpack of healthy food to address weekend hunger throughout the school year.
$8 per pay period provides meals and shelter for a family experiencing homelessness.
$10 per pay period provides after-school programming for 26 children and youth.
$20 per pay period provides a resident in need with a wheelchair accessible ramp.
Designations Accepted: We accept designations to community partners and our priority areas: Education, Financial Stability and Basic Needs, and Health.
Baby Steps Boutique
Boys and Girls Club: Coleriane/Deer River/Grand Rapids
Bridges Kinship Mentoring
Itasca County Family YMCA: Child Care Scholarship Program/Youth Center
Youth For Christ: Campus Life/Juvenile Justice
Financial Stability and Basic Needs
Advocates for Family Peace
Bigfork Food Shelf
Deer River Food Shelf
First Call / United Way 2-1-1
Grace House Homeless Shelter
Habitat for Humanity
Kootasca: Crisis Nursery/Transitional Housing
Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI)
Second Harvest Food: Kids-Packs/Food Shelf
Support Within Reach
Bigfork Valley: Adult Day Stay
Home Visitor Program
Itasca County Family YMCA: Active Living Center
Itasca County Wellness Court
Kiesler Wellness Center
United Way of 1000 Lakes serves the greater Itasca County area, including Bigfork, Bovey/Coleraine, Deer River, Hill City, and Grand Rapids communities.