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Greater Mankato Area United Way

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Greater Mankato Area United Way helps ensure the well-being, stability and self-sufficiency of individuals of all ages through Basic Needs, Health and Education. By serving more than 53,000 annually in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties, we work to build a better tomorrow for all in our region.

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Gift Examples

  • Some examples of a gift of $3 per week: Three weeks of meals for a senior; counseling for a survivor of domestic and/or sexual violence. 
  • Some examples of a gift of $5 per week: Two nights of crisis nursery services for five children; 15 first aid kits for new American families; a recreational activity for 125 individuals with disabilities.  
  • Some examples of a gift of $10 per week: Mentors for four students in need of a caring adult; health and wellness class for eight seniors.

Designation Policy


Administration Fee

Administration fee is 13%. If it is a non-cash pledge, there is a 4% uncollectible fee.

Primary Region



  • Achieving Dreams for Disabilities: General Operating
  • Aging Services for Communities: Transportation 
  • American Red Cross: Disaster Services 
  • The Arc MN-Southwest: Self-Advocacy 
  • Bethlehem Inn of Waseca: Emergency Shelter 
  • Beyond Brink: Harm Reduction Team, Recovery Housing 
  • Blue Earth County: First Steps 
  • Boy Scouts Twin Valley Council: Youth Development 
  • Committee Against Domestic Abuse: Advocacy & Therapeutic Support 
  • CommonBond Communities: Advantage Services 
  • Good Counsel Learning Center: Adult Scholarship Program  
  • Greater Mankato Area United Way: Books for Kids 
  • Greater Mankato Diversity Council : Promoting Respect Workshops 
  • Gustavus Adolphus College: Big Partner Little Partner, Gustie Buddies 
  • Habitat for Humanity: Aging in Place 
  • Lake Crystal Community Education: Little Knights Preschool 
  • Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center: Membership Scholarships 
  • Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP): Recreation 
  • Let's Smile: School-Based Dental Clinics 
  • Life-Work Planning Center: Women in Transition 
  • Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota: Crisis Nursery, Financial Counseling, Meals, Sex Trafficking Prevention 
  • Mankato Area Public Schools: Connecting Kids, Lincoln Logs Learning Center, MAPS Preschool, Youth Mental Health Navigator 
  • MN Council of Churches: Community Navigator Services, Health Navigators 
  • NRHEG Community Education: Panther Preschool 
  • Open Door Health Center: Integrated Clinic Operations 
  • Partners for Housing: Mankato/St. Peter Emergency Shelters, Welcome Home Transitional Housing 
  • Project for Teens: Peer Education 
  • The Salvation Army: Emergency Social Services, Noon Feeding Program  
  • Semcac: Volunteer Driver Program 
  • ServeMinnesota: MN Reading Corps 
  • SMILES CIL: Assistive Technology/Ramps 
  • Southern MN Regional Legal Services: Lawyers Advancing Wellness 
  • St. Peter Area Food Shelf: Children's Weekend Food Program 
  • St. Peter Community & Family Education: School Readiness  
  • Tri-City United Community Education: Little Titans Preschool Scholarships 
  • VINE Faith in Action: Aging Well at Home, Aging Well at the VACC, Door2Door Transportation 
  • Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center: Backpack Program, In A Pinch 
  • Waseca Area Senior Citizens Center: General Operating 
  • Waseca Public Schools: Junior Jays Preschool 
  • WellShare International: Somali Youth Program 
  • YMCA: Brother/Sister Program, Chesley Roller Sports Park, Financial Assistance, ForeverWell, STRIDE 
  • YWCA: New American Families, Youth Programming


Barb Kaus, CEO
(507) 345-4551


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