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About Us

United Way Carlton County advances the common good in communities across the world. Our focus is on education, income, and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life. We work with local partners to assess community needs and invest in solutions that create measurable results. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

We believe in the power of community to create lasting change. Together, we can tackle the tough challenges facing our world and build a better future for all.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of United Way of Carlton County is to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.


How We Accomplish Our Mission

  • Provide leadership and encourage cooperation among private, public, and religious organizations offering human care services.


  • Provide a structure to periodically assess the county’s current and emerging human care needs.


  • Plan, organize, and implement a fund-raising program to support selected human care services.


  • Allocate funds in the most efficient manner and evaluate the effectiveness of their use.

Equity Statement

We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.


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