Community Investment is the collective grant allocation process at United Way. Our investments focus on the building blocks for a good life—basic needs, education and health. Lead by community volunteers, funding recommendations are finally approved by United Way’s Board of Directors.

Whether a currently funded United Way program or seeking funding for the first time, this is the place for you. United Way depends on strong partnerships with many agencies to make our communities better for all of us!

United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties awards funds through an application and review process. 501(c)3 not for profit organizations and other programs that can contribute to achieving outcomes in our goal areas are welcomed to apply for funding awards.

NOTE: United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties DOES NOT provide direct financial support to individuals. If you are in need of direct financial assistance, please contact 2-1-1.

United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha and Pierce Counties will begin accepting Health Grant Applications in November of 2019 to area programs serving residents of one or more communities in Goodhue, Wabasha and/or Pierce Counties.  More information coming soon! Application will be available here. 

United Way of Goodhue, Wabasha & Pierce Counties’ Key Goals


  • Ensuring successful development of all young people in our community  (including early childhood education, kindergarten readiness, social and emotional development, graduation preparedness, and career readiness)

Basic Needs

  • Ensuring the basic needs of all in our community are met  (including food, housing, transportation, safety, financial stability, and equitable access to resources)


  • Promoting healthy behaviors and access to equitable, quality care to support multifaceted wellbeing  (including medical care, mental health, dental care, nutritious eating, physical activity, sexual health, chemical health, environmental health, avoidance of risky behavior, chronic disease management, and prenatal care)