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United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties

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United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties is much more than a funder of programs. By supporting United Way, you enable us to fund programs that have a real and lasting impact on people’s lives.  You support our ability to convene people around a table to find solutions. You do much more than simply fund social services. You advance an agenda to take care of what matters.  

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Priority Areas

  • Education - Helping children achieve their potential by supporting their learning, development and sense of belonging.
  • Income - Promoting financial stability & independence to ensure that basic needs of food, housing, clothing and safety.
  • Health - Improving people's overall health, by meeting community members’ basic needs.

Dollar Statement

$3 per pay period provides a young child one full year of books through our Imagination Library Program.
$5 per pay period will purchase enough food to prepare 60 meals at a local senior dining site. 
$10 per pay period provides training for family members who are caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
$20 per pay period provides coordination of Kinship mentoring programs for children who are in need of a positive role model experience.  


United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties accepts designations for affiliates and non-affiliates.  An administrative fee of 12% will be charged to non-affiliates to process their designation.

Affiliate List

Otter Tail County Programs
  • A Place to Belong
  • Alzheimer's Association - Get the Facts Ed. Series
  • American Red Cross - Emergency Services Program
  • Battle Lake Community Recreation
  • Battle Lake School Readiness
  • Boy Scouts of America - Northern Lights Council
  • Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes - Perham Unit
  • Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program
  • Child Care Visitor Program - Fergus Falls 
  • Children's Services Association
  • Empowering Kids Perham - Empowering Kids
  • Fergus Falls Adult Basic Education
  • Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA Summer Learning Loss Program
  • Fergus Falls Meals by Wheels
  • Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons
  • Kinship of the Perham Area - Kinship Otter Tail County
  • LB Homes - Camp Emily
  • Legal Services of Northwest MN - Poverty to Prosperity
  • LSS of MN Caregiver Support and Respite Program
  • Mahube-Otwa Family Development Housing
  • Mahube-OTWA Father's Resource Program
  • North Country Food Bank
  • PARTNERS - Foot Care Program
  • Pelican Rapids ECFE - Bright Start Home Visitor
  • Pelican Rapids OAKS
  • Pelican Rapids Senior Center - Meals on Wheels - Senior Citizens Nutrition
  • Salvation Army - After School Program
  • Salvation Army - Lunch in the Son
  • Salvation Army - Social Services
  • Someplace Safe - Parenting Time Center
  • Someplace Safe - Regional Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Youth
  • Someplace Safe - Sexual Violence
  • Someplace Safe -Otter Tail Domestic Violence
Wadena County Programs
  • Alzheimer's Association - Get the Facts Ed. Series
  • Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents Program
  • Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes and Pines - Leadership Pathways
  • Kinship of Wadena
  • Lutheran Social Services - Nutrition Services
  • Mahube-Otwa RSVP
  • North Country Food Bank
  • Someplace Safe - Crime Victim Services
  • Someplace Safe - Regional Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Youth
  • Wadena County DAC

Regions Serviced

 Otter Tail and Wadena Counties 


Phone:  218-736-5147
Main Fergus Falls Office / 120 East Washington Ave. Fergus Falls, MN 56537 / tel: 218-736-5147
Perham Office / 665 SW 3rd Street  Perham, MN 56573 / tel: 218-770-9406
Wadena / PO Box 304  Wadena, MN 56482


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