Northfield Area United Way

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Northfield, Faribault United Ways Explore Options for Collaboration

The boards of Board of Northfield Area United Way and United Way of Faribault are in active discussions to explore ways in which we might be able to collaborate more. One option could include a unified regional United Way serving the communities currently served by our two organizations.

We are excited to be starting this process to see how we can use resources most efficiently and have more impact for the benefit of both communities.  A more regional United Way approach is one way other rural communities have seen greater success. City boundaries seem to matter less as more people work remotely or live in one community and work in another. Both of our boards believe it makes sense to explore the possibilities. Read More


Donations made by more than 1,000 individuals and businesses during the 2017–2018 United Way campaign will enable Northfield Area United Way to make grants totaling $263,000 to 16 nonprofit agencies providing critical services to area residents. Read More

Grant Application Season

Northfield Area United Way’s 2018 grant application process is now underway. Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations or governmental units performing service in the areas of education, health or human services are invited to apply. Read More

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Northfield Area United Way is pleased to announce enhanced, smartphone-friendly features to MyFreeTaxes™ that allow most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour. is a safe, easy and completely free way for individuals or families earning $66,000 or less to file their state and federal taxes. Read More

Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week

A woman in an orange top reads with a dark-haired girl

Minnesota Acts of Kindness Week, November 6–10, 2017, is a chance to spread kindness and compassion throughout the state.

In conjunction with 40 United Ways across the state, we invite you to plan at least one act of kindness for someone in your workplace, neighborhood, school, family, group of friends or community. Imagine if we were all united in showing kindness to one another during the same week. That’s the LIVE UNITED effect! Read More