Examples of how donations have helped the Twin Cities Metro Area
- Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless is located in the Metro area but funds agencies throughout Minnesota. In 2012, OYH provided grants to more than 75 organizations directly helping individuals, families and students facing homelessness throughout Minnesota.
- United Arts Fund grant recipient Northern Clay Center partners with Noble Elementary School in Robbinsdale to provide a clay residency where students will creatively brainstorm, plan, create, and decorate two unique clay projects that relate to their curricular studies.
- The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota funds and builds the capacity of innovative social-change programs across the state, and conducts valuable research on the status of women and girls in Minnesota to inform our grantmaking, educate opinion shapers and policymakers, and raise public awareness.
- United Way St. Croix Valley’s initiatives provide food to pantries and shelters, early childhood education for families and shelter for those in need.
- West Side Community Health Services, a Community Shares member, provides comprehensive, affordable health care to over 33,000 patients each year in the St. Paul area.
- Contributions through PeaceMaker Minnesota paid for Peace Guides working in South St. Paul elementary schools to prevent bullying and help students repair the harm they may have caused.
- Giving to the Greater Twin Cities United Way is the best way to help the most people in need across the nine-county region. United Way stabilizes families, helps children succeed and empowers healthy lives.
- United Way of Hastings serves portions of Metro & South East Regions including Denmark, Douglas, Hampton, Hastings, Marshan, Miesville, New Trier, Nininger, Ravenna, Vermillion, and Welch.
- United Way of Washington County-East concentrates on key areas of local need - basic needs and financial stability, health and independence, youth and children and self-sufficiency.