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 United Way of Bemidji Area

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About Us


What We Do

United Way of Bemidji Area is much more than a fundraising organization.  For 25 years, United Way has served our community and taken a leadership role in ensuring the lives of those who live here are improved.  With your help, United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health-- the building blocks for a good quality of life.

United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources we need to get things done.

We invite you to be a part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Through your investment, United Way is able to Advance the Common Good - address the critical needs that matter most to you and our community, and create a meaningful difference in people's lives by:

  • investing in nonprofit health and human service programs and services that address the most critical needs and deliver the greatest impact possible;  (Learn more about our investments in education, income and health.  Learn more about United Way's Partner Agency and Venture grant opportunities.)
  • implementing community impact initiatives and support year round programs that address new and emerging needs;
  • and, forming strategic partnerships and collaborations—sharing responsibility and accountability for delivering meaningful and long-lasting results.

Our Mission
To improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

Our Vision
The United Way of Bemidji Area will be a recognized leader connecting people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community characterized by measurable and long-lasting improvements in education, income and health.

Click on image above, to learn more about United Way's transition to Advancing the Common Good in meaningful, long-lasting and measurable ways

Our Accountability
Funded programs are screened by community volunteers to ensure your money is well spent and results are delivered.  Also, United Way of Bemidji Area maintains a high standard of accountability by documenting its operations are transparent with United Way of Worldwide. These standards must be certified annually in order to remain in the United Way system.