Community Impact Teams

Community Impact Teams

Greater Mankato Area United Way’s annual review process determines the distribution of campaign funds and ensures your dollars are invested wisely and efficiently.

About the Community Impact Teams

Each spring, approximately 80 Community Impact volunteers break into teams to review funding applications, interview the nonprofit agencies and discuss the best allocation of funds. Each volunteer dedicates 10-12 hours between March and May. The volunteer commitment includes reviewing applications, going on site visits with their team and making a recommendation to the Greater Mankato Area United Way Board of Directors on how funds should be distributed to ensure our region is staying balanced in the areas of basic needs, health and education. The review process also provides an avenue to address gaps and needs in the region.

We are beginning to form Community Impact teams for this spring’s funding cycle. For more information, please contact Director of Community Impact Elizabeth Harstad or 507-345-4551.

Volunteer on the Community Impact Teams

Learn about the local non-profit agencies, the program's that impact our region, who they serve, and how United Way contributions are meeting these needs. Each volunteer will have the opportunity to meet, work with and get to know other concerned community leaders, volunteers and service providers. This process is designed to help volunteers gain experience in community and group decision-making processes.

This year’s site visits take place between March - May. 

We need additional volunteers in order to make this community driven process a success! 

Community Impact Teams

Emergency Services - Advancing the common good by providing basic needs like food, clothing, shelter and emergency services.

Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities - Support for individuals with disabilities to live their lives fully engaged in our communities.

Nurturing Children and Youth - Ensuring that youth in our communities have educational opportunities that promote healthy development.

Promoting Health and Wellness - Supporting vulnerable families and individuals by providing them tools to maintain all aspects of healthy living.

Success by Six - Building systems of support for partners and young children to ensure that all children are ready for kindergarten.

Supporting Individuals and Families - Increasing self-sufficiency through building systems of support for working and retired individuals and families.

Supporting Older Individuals - Increasing self-sufficiency through building systems of support for retired individuals.

Youth Outreach - Ensuring that all youth have access to quality youth development activities that foster positive experiences.

Allocation Process

The Allocations Process determines the distribution ("allocation") of United Way funds. This annual review happens every spring and is open to non-profits meeting Health & Human Service needs in the greater Mankato area. In short, this rigorous process means that United Way is serious about how it invests one of its key resources: your dollars. 

Click here for more infomation about the allocation process.