90th Anniversary

90th Anniversary

Greater Mankato Area United Way celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2021!

Learn about our 2022 kickoff events and anniversary celebration here

Established as the Mankato Community Chest in 1931, Greater Mankato Area United Way has kept the well-being of individuals and families at the heart of its work, made possible through the efforts of partner agencies, community members, businesses and volunteers.

Today, Greater Mankato Area United Way’s programs serve more than 51,000 people annually through basic needs, health and education.

Many things have changed in 90 years, but the core tenets of United Way as the balancer of our region remain the same: impactful partner agencies; citizen-led fundraising drives; dedicated volunteers; corporate and individual support; and a community-led review process to address needs, avoid duplication and ensure transparency.

Thank you for your support to improve lives in our region—past, present and future.