Learn more about United Way of Greater Duluth's programs!

United Way of Greater Duluth’s mission is leading a united effort to strengthen our community by mobilizing resources to improve people’s lives. Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Duluth has been meeting health and human service needs in the Greater Duluth area for more than 90 years. We accomplish this by targeting financial resources to over 50 local programs and initiatives that meet the most critical needs of our community. Key investments focus on efforts in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs which have been identified through research, community input and analysis of local data.

United Way of Greater Duluth's Programs

Delegation on Educational Outcomes

The Delegation is made of individuals representing higher education, government, community organizations, ISD #709, the general public, and non-profits that have been working to address the issues of on-time high school graduation and the racial and socio-economic disparities that exist in our community.

A Connection to Resources: United Way 2-1-1

2-1- 1 is the number and central access point for people in need of basic services and assistance in navigating the human service delivery system. United Way 2-1-1 serves as the conduit for people wanting to receive assistance. 2-1-1 calls have increased dramatically in the past several years and we now receive and process over 35,000 requests for information on where to access services and assist callers that are in need. 2-1-1 provides additional service through statewide initiatives such as Give Kids a Smile, Smiles Across Minnesota., and the Free Tax Site assistance program.

Promoting Volunteerism: United Way Volunteer Center

The mission of the Volunteer Center is to build a vibrant community by connecting people with meaningful opportunities to serve. We do this by providing easy access to a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout Northeastern Minnesota. Our one-stop web site features hundreds of local volunteer opportunities in the Greater Duluth area. We link people who want to help with organizations who need them.

Early Childhood School Readiness: Success by Six

Success by 6 is a community-based, public-private partnership of individuals and organizations that share a common vision - children ready to succeed when they enter school. The initiative is dedicated to providing all children with a great start in life by working across multi-sectors to ensure that children from birth to age 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills they need as they enter school. Our Success by 6 initiative includes the following United Way early childhood efforts: Imagination Library, Big Red Bookshelf, Born Learning Trail and Parent Resource Awareness.

Who We Serve

United Way of Greater Duluth works with the community of Duluth and the surrounding region in four key areas:

Education: United Way's early childhood readiness and youth achievement programs are aimed at reducing gaps in achievement between children and teenagers of different backgrounds.

Income: United Way's financial programs--workforce training and job placement, help in finding affordable housing, and financial literacy education--help the households and families of the Duluth area increase their income and build assets.

Health: United Way works to improve the community's access to health care, particularly those who are currently under-insured.

Basic Needs: United Way ensures that a safety net of services is available to all community members who are experiencing unexpected life changes or crisis situations.

United Way of Greater Duluth

424 W. Superior St., Suite 402
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-726-4770
Fax: 218-726-4778
Email: info@unitedwayduluth.org
Website: www.unitedwayduluth.org

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