2021 United Way Giving
United Way of Dodge County Allocates $65,000 to Provide Support for Local Nonprofits
United Way of Dodge County raised funds this past fall to help meet the increased community needs due to the pandemic. Our annual drive is held from October 1 through December 31. The 2020 mail campaign brought in $49,000. Additional funding was also received via local workplace campaigns. United Way supports programs for the most critical issues facing the community in the areas of education, financial stability, health, and basic needs.
United Way of Dodge County board members recently voted to approve an investment of approximately $65,000 for 16 local nonprofit agencies. All approved grantees must adhere to the United Way of Dodge County application guidelines and demonstrate how they help Dodge County community members. We go through a detailed evaluation to determine the amount to allocate to each agency. Serving on the board are Paul Kiltinen, Karen Morris, Mark Miedtke, Amanda Freund, JoAnn Scherger, Dale Rood, Kristi Hauschild, Luke Freund, and Chris Cuomo.
United Way of Dodge County strives to be a stable income source for local programs so the nonprofits can focus on people and services. Of the 16 agencies, we were able to grant seven nonprofits the full amount requested. Many agencies increased their funding requests because they have seen a rise in demand for their services and fewer donation dollars. The United Way of Dodge County allocates over 90 percent of donations received, with the other going to basic operating needs such as accounting, insurance, and fundraising. We have no paid employees.
Nonprofits Receiving Funding from United Way of Dodge County
- Ability Building Center
- The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota
- Exchange Club
- Faith in Action
- Family Service
- Healthy Smiles
- Infants Remembered In Silence
- Ironwood Springs
- National Alliance on Mental Health – Southeast Minnesota
- The Reading Center
- The Women’s Shelter & Support Center
None of this would be possible without the generosity of the hundreds of donors throughout Dodge County. We express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported us and the community during this difficult time. Your donation helps uninsured kids receive dental care, provides free mental health peer groups for those in need, contributes to mentorship and tutoring programs, stocks the local food shelf, and much more! You truly make a difference.