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County Health Rankings Released

The 2013 County Health Rankings have been released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin.  The rankings measure the health of nearly every county in the nation using a variety of measures affecting health, such as high school graduation rates, access to healthy foods, teen births, smoking, and obesity.

See where Crow Wing County ranks compared to Minnesota's 86 other counties!

Crow Wing County Health Ranking


"Meets Standards" Seal Awarded

United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties announces it has been certified in accountability and awarded the Charities Review Council “Meets All Standards” Seal.  The Certification and Seal indicate that United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties meets all twenty-seven of the Council’s Accountability Standards.


Nonprofit organizations such as United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties earn the Seal by voluntarily participating in the Council’s online Accountability Wizard. The Accountability Wizard is available to all nonprofit organizations and addresses a nonprofit organization’s performance in four critical areas:  Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity and Fundraising.  By participating in the Accountability Wizard, nonprofit organizations can demonstrate responsibility, integrity and transparency to their constituents.


United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties is now listed as a reviewed organization on the online Giving Guide of the Council’s Smart Givers Network,, and the Council’s Smart Giver newsletter distributed to households, businesses and nonprofits. The listings help a nonprofit organization demonstrate to the public its commitment to accountable and ethical practices and that it is a trustworthy organization. The Council’s Smart Givers Network is the source of unbiased information where smart givers come for help and resources on informed giving. The giving public can investigate an organization’s mission statement and programs, so they can be sure of what their money supports and be sure that the organization meets widely accepted standards.


United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties currently provides funding for 31 local nonprofit organizations working to support our community members in need.  “Receiving the ‘Meets Standards’ seal demonstrates our commitment to ethical business practices, not only to the agencies we serve, but to the greater community,” said Tim Houle, Board President of United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties.  “We are honored to receive this designation and all it represents.”


Change for a Dollar

Thank you to our Pacesetter Baxter Target Employees!

The Baxter Target Store is our 2013 Pacesetter by starting their United Way Campaign in June.  They increased their overall campaign total by almost $600 coming in as our first Pillar Company for 2013!  Thank you Baxter Target Employees.  You truly know how to LIVE UNITED and invest in your community!

Thank you Sertoma Club!


Executive Director, Jennifer Smith, is receiving a $1,000 check from Roz Haapajoki, President of Sertoma Sunrise Club.

Community Owned and Community Operated!

United Way of Crow Wing & Southern Cass Counties is completely community owned.  We are not operated under any United Way organization. We are run by a volunteer board and funding decisions are made by volunteers in the community who make up the Vision Council.  We pay a small fee for the United Way branding and access to marketing research.  If you are interested in getting involved with your local United Way please give us a call (218) 829-2619 or email us at:


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Office Hours
Monday - Thursday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please note: our office may be closed due to trainings or meetings. 
Call 218-829-2619 for an appointment.
We have moved!

First Lutheran Church, Brainerd
424 South 8th Street

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4/24/2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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