United Way is creating lasting change in SE Minnesota and Olmsted County. Will you join us?

It’s up to ALL of us to ensure SE Minnesota and Olmsted County is a great place to live for everyone.

Anyone can be an advocate for United Way of Olmsted County. Volunteer your time, share your talents or other resources, or make a donation. Help a child with reading or math. Spend time shooting hoops, or creating an art project with area youth. Coordinate a food drive at your workplace. Take your family to help an elderly neighbor get groceries, or be part of the effort to raise awareness regarding mental health.

Join your friends, co-workers and neighbors who are already supporting us throughout Olmsted County and SE Minnesota. Hundreds of local volunteer opportunities are available. We can work together to make a change. All we need to get started it you!




We all have influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality.

By harnessing resources like time, talent and treasure from corporate, non-profit and public partners and individuals, we can provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better. United Way of Olmsted County is dedicated to improving education, health and financial stability for every individual and family in our community. But we can't do it alone.



Change doesn’t happen without you.

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Every dollar matters. Your generosity funds work that makes positive, sustainable change possible. 



Your voice is powerful. Raise awareness about causes that are important to you.

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Sharing your time in invaluable. Join the thousands of volunteers who use their talents to impact lives every day.





Every child deserves the right start to life. --Yet only 30% of Rochester children are fully prepared for kindergarten in the areas of language and literacy.

Support the opportunity for all children in our community to have an equitable start. Learn More



Everyone deserves to be physically and mentally healthy. --Yet 29% of Olmsted County residents have ever had a mental health condition, and 32% of the population is living in a household with at least one individual with a diagnosed mental health condition.

Build strong communities by promoting healthy eating, physical activity, and expanding access to quality health care and social connections. Learn More



Everyone deserves access to opportunities so they can lead their best lives. --Yet across Olmsted County, 200-300 families are dealing with homelessness. Housing instability is directly linked to poor health outcomes, educational outcomes and employment outcomes. 

Help all people access good paying jobs and financial literacy tools to budget for the future so they can provide for their families. Learn More