Greater Mankato Area United Way will soon begin the review process for 2023 funding.


United Way’s annual community-led review process determines the distribution of campaign funds and ensures donor dollars are used efficiently.


Nonprofits that offer programming in the areas of basic needs, health and education and serve residents in Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties may apply for United Way funding. Agencies receiving funding must apply each year.


United Way also seeks volunteers to participate on the review teams. Each spring, more than 80 community impact volunteers review funding applications, interview agencies and recommend the best allocation of the following year’s funds. Each volunteer dedicates 10 to 12 hours between March and May.


For information about applying for funding or volunteering on an impact team, please contact United Way’s community impact director Elizabeth Harstad at [email protected] by February 14.


The 2023 campaign will officially begin fundraising in August 2022.


Greater Mankato Area United Way recently hit its 2022 campaign goal of $2,060,000 to fund 59 programs within 40 agencies. United Way programs serve more than 51,000 people each year in the four-county area through basic needs, health and education. Learn more at