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United Way of West Central Minnesota

United Way of West Central Minnesota works to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of its communities to create lasting change.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 1/8/2013
311 4th St SW
PO Box 895
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: 320-235-1050
Fax: 320-235-2774
Other Names Used formerly: United Way of Kandiyohi County
EIN 41-0844871
Principal Staff Renee Nolting,
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 3.5
Number of Volunteers 836
Affiliations Member of United Ways of Minnesota Member of United Way Worldwide
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 15
Board meetings with quorum 12
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 10.67
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
*44 Programs received United Way funding that meet goals set. *19 Day cares received Early Education through UWWCM Growmobile program reaching 123+ preschoolers. *Growmobile summer programing reached average 187+ children each week. *900 Preschoolers received back packs with information and resources to prepare them for school *Over 2,100 Preschoolers received Imagination Library books *$12,000 of school supplies were collected and distributed to area schools *Gift N Kind program served over 180 households with emergency basic household needs *125 summer food backpacks were distributed on Fridays during the summer with food for a family of 4 for the weekend. *United Way staff participated in numerous community discussions regarding community needs.
Current Goals
United Way is currently undergoing strategic planning process with outside facilitator. Current goals are as follows: Education: 3. Prepare children of West Central Minnesota for kindergarten-support learning opportunities 0-6 4. To increase the number of youth from low-income families who participate in quality out-of school time programs that offer safe places to develop skills and competencies. Basic Needs: 2. To ensure there are resources to meet the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter for West Central Minnesota residents and those in crisis. Income: 2. To increase financial stability of individuals and families in West Central Minnesota Health: 3. To ensure vulnerable individuals get the support they need to remain independent as long as they are able. 4. To increase awareness and support good nutrition, exercise and the prevention of chronic disease in West Central Minnesota.
Community or Constituency Served
We serve a wide range of community members from the very young (Birth to Age 6) to the elderly (Age 65 and older). UWWCM supports agencies and programs that cover all ages and stages of life.
Geographic Area Served
Our Geographic Area is West Central MN. It includes the towns of: Clara City, Maynard, Willmar, Atwater, Blomkest, Svea, Hawick, Kandiyohi, Lake Lillian, New London, Pennock, Prinsburg, Raymond, Spicer, Sunburg, Litchfield, Grove City, Cosmos, Bird Island, Danube, Olivia, Renville, Sacred Heart, Clontarf, Benson, Danvers, Kerkhoven, DeGraff & Murdock
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $924,324 84.9%
Management: $72,827 6.7%
Fundraising: $91,723 8.4%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2011 2010 2009
End of Year: ($15,586) ($41,298) $44,125
Beginning of Year ($41,298) $44,125 $92,785
Difference $25,712 ($85,423) ($48,660)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 ($15,586)
Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
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