Neighbors Helping Neighbors
IT'S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY

Living united since 1957


The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area was founded in 1957, as a collaboration of neighbors to develop ways to improve their community. This remains the core value of United Way. We are a community of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors".

Today, United Way focuses on providing our neighbors with opportunities to thrive within the Greater Grand Forks Area. Our goal is to improve lives, jobs, and futures through our Live, Work, & Learn programs.  United Way is leading tough conversations, finding solutions to big problems, and focusing on strengthening the Greater Grand Forks Area. Together we will convene, collaborate and adjust our focus to meet the most urgent needs of our community.  
Our Mission

Providing our neighbors with opportunities to thrive.

Our Vision

Be the trusted leader in improving jobs, lives and futures in our community.

People Helped

30,000

Programs SUpported

29

Partner Agencies

23

nEighbors Helping

3500

Meet OUR TEAM

Dave Sena

President/CEO

Heather Novak

Vice President of Operations

Nancy Andrews

Corporate/Donor Liaison

Carol Svendson

Corporate/Donor Liaison

Carly Tate

Operations Coordinator

Courtney Engel

Community Outreach Coordinator

Board of Directors officers

tony telken

Board  Chair

Chrissy Brabandt

Board Vice Chair

Jodi Sorum

Secretary

Cheryl Ramberg

Treasurer

Brandon Baumbach

Campaign Chair

Phyllis Johnson

Past Board Chair

Board of Directors

Tricia Berg

Grand Forks County Social Services

Terry Brenner

Grand Forks Public Schools

Katie Dachtler

University of North Dakota

Ruann Deschene

Community Contractors Inc.

Chris Griffin

Red River Land Company

Chris Johnson

Choice Bank

Marty McDonald

Scheels

Laura Roth

Rydell Cars

Greg Rixen

Happy Harrys Bottle Shops

Eric Scheffer

Bremer Bank