Greater Mankato Area United Way Reaches 2023 Campaign Goal

    January 11th, 2023

    Campaign for $2,150,000 funds 55 programs in region

    MANKATO — For the eighth straight year, Greater Mankato Area United Way has reached its campaign goal to fulfill the funding needs of its 55 partner programs throughout the region.

    On January 11, Greater Mankato Area United Way CEO Barb Kaus and 2023 volunteer Campaign Chair Matt Atwood of Atwood Companies announced the 2023 Greater Mankato Area United Way campaign has reached $2,150,000.

    The campaign will continue as dollars are still coming in and many needs remain, particularly with the recent economic challenges. Funds above the campaign goal will continue going toward improving the lives of those in need in our region.

    “We are so excited to share that we reached campaign goal,” said Atwood in an announcement today at United Way. “It’s incredible to see this community reinvesting in itself to support these programs, and it’s important to remember that this goal was the minimum we need to help support so many lives in our region. We appreciate the community’s continued support now more than ever.”

    Greater Mankato Area United Way serves Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. In 2023, Greater Mankato Area United Way is supporting 55 programs within 38 agencies that were approved through last year’s application process. These programs serve more than 51,000 people annually through the impact areas of Basic Needs, Health and Education. Visit the Greater Mankato Area United Way website for the full list.

    Agencies must apply for United Way funding each year and undergo a thorough review process. The vetting process is carried out by impact teams made up of more than 90 community volunteers who make final funding recommendations to the Greater Mankato Area United Way Board of Directors. For more information on the review process, contact Community Impact Director Elizabeth Harstad at

    Greater Mankato Area United Way will continue its year-round work of convening the community around important issues, supporting its partner programs, and connecting people and organizations to resources. The organization had more than 1,300 volunteers last year.