Our Partners

Our Partners: Funded Partner Agencies

Your gift to United Way doesn't just support one agency or one program; it supports an entire network of direct human service programs operated by approved (United Way funded) partner agencies.  Upon approval, agencies submit an annual application that is reviewed by a body of recruited community members that make up our Community Investment Advisory Board (CIAB).  The CIAB reviews the submitted applications and determines the allocation amounts for the upcoming calendar year.  Those amounts then need to be approved by our Community Investments Committee and then our full Board of Directors.  This method ensures that your gift is appropriated properly and fairly because every dollar raised matters - and every dollar raised stays here in Steele County.

Our Partners: Workplace Campaigns

Our Workplace Campaign Partners prepare and internally operate a United Way workplace campaign on an annual basis. We have participants of all sizes.  These workplaces internally select a representative (Campaign Chair) or a body of individuals (Campaign Committee) to oversee the preparation and execution of their employer's annual campaign.  Currently, we have approximately 40 Steele County workplaces that participate in this annual process.  We're always welcoming new participants!  If you're a Steele County workplace and are not currently participating - and you're interested in strengthening your support for United Way and our work - have one of your representatives reach out to our team! We can gladly set up a phone call or a meeting to help you get started.

Our Grant Partners:

Our Grant Partners play a crucial role in the success and impact of the United Way of Steele County. These partners contribute essential financial support and resources, enabling us to invest in new initiatives and support our internal operations. By collaborating with grant partners, we can fund and implement a wide range of initiatives aimed at addressing the diverse needs of Steele County. These partnerships not only enhance our ability to make a positive difference but also foster a network of shared responsibility and commitment to community welfare. Our grant partners serve as invaluable allies in the pursuit of our goals, amplifying our reach and influence in Steele County and ensuring a collective effort towards creating lasting positive change.