Always United

Always United. Always Giving.

Always United is a Greater Mankato Area United Way program for older adults. It aims to help keep retirees and community members connected to our mission of improving lives in the four-county area. This is an opportunity for individuals to support essential programs, volunteer, and stay engaged with community efforts and needs.


Mark your calendar for our next Always United Lunch & Learn! Join us at the Lake Crystal Area Rec Center on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 at 11 a.m. to learn about this Greater Mankato Area United Way engagement program for older adults. Free to attend. Please sign up at the Rec Center or call 507-726-6730.

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The number of people aged 65+ in the Minnesota workforce has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. As the workforce number grows, so does the retirement rate. Each year, many individuals who retire lose their direct connection to Greater Mankato Area United Way through their workplace giving campaigns, corporate volunteering and other involvement opportunities. We want to keep pre-retirees and retirees engaged with our programs and give them the opportunity to continue their support!

Our annual campaign supports essential programs serving more than 51,000 people in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. Programs are vetted annually by 90+ community members so you know your dollars are being used wisely and making the biggest impact. In addition, United Way's mission focuses on convening the community around important issues to address needs and find solutions. Recent initiatives include youth development, literacy, sex trafficking prevention, suicide prevention, substance abuse advocacy and senior isolation.

Learn more about the campaign here

Ways to Donate:

  • Online

  • Call our office at 507-345-4551.

  • Send check to: Greater Mankato Area United Way 127 S. 2nd St #190 Mankato, MN 56001

Did you know that the retiree population comprises more than 30 percent of the entire US adult population yet accounts for 45 percent of the total hours volunteered? Together, we are building a better tomorrow in our region!

We have many volunteer and engagement opportunities throughout the year. From office help and Books for Kids packaging to community impact teams and networking leads, we welcome your interests and talents to continue improving our community.

Contact our office at 507-345-4551 or email
Click below to learn more about volunteering. 



Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Planned Gift Fund was established in 2020 to keep our organization sustainable for generations to come. Planned giving is a perennial gift, separate from annual campaign gifts that fund our partner agencies year-to-year. Depending on your giving goals, you may consider giving through appreciated securities, bequests in a will or trust, insurance and many other avenues.

To learn more, contact Barb Kaus at 507-345-4551 or visit our Planned Gift page