“Community is a shared sense of belonging, a shared sense of inclusion and a shared sense that we are all in it together.”
– Phil McKoy, Chief Information Officer, Optum, CEO, Rally Health
Following George Floyd’s tragic killing and the historic civil unrest that followed, UnitedHealth Group announced commitments to help Minneapolis-St. Paul businesses rebuild, and fund efforts to advance equity and inclusivity in the Twin Cities community. As part of those ongoing efforts, UnitedHealth Group announced grant partnerships with local nonprofit organizations:
- Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)
- Heart of America
- Lake Street Council
- Minnesota Community Care
- Neighbors United Funding Collaborative
- West Broadway Business & Area Coalition/Northside Funders
What Drives Us
UnitedHealth Group’s unprecedented efforts to help rebuild the Twin Cities and advance health equity stems from our long-standing belief that all individuals should have access to high-quality, affordable health care that meets their unique health care needs. For close to two decades we have led efforts to identify and address health disparities to advance our mission — to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone — and partner with like-minded organizations dedicated to health and wellness for all.
Follow Our Journey
Learn how we are making a difference. Read updates on our efforts to help rebuild and restore the health of the Twin Cities and advance health equity for all.
A $500,000 grant to the Neighbors United Funding Collaborative has helped businesses focused on health and wellness in St. Paul reopen and rebuild.
Minnesota Community Care
A $1 million grant to Minnesota Community Care supports the use of mobile health teams and school-based clinics to serve underserved youth in St. Paul with primary care, mental health support, social work services and pharmacy services during the pandemic, among several other programs.
Lake Street Council
We partnered with the Lake Street Council to establish a $1 million Healthy Lake Street Fund. The fund will help local small businesses and nonprofits that serve the community with core health and medical services rebuild.
Northside Achievement Zone
We are providing a $1 million grant to the Northside Achievement Zone to fund the Northside Partners for Food Delivery Program. The program is designed to address food insecurity experienced by North Minneapolis families.
Heart of America
As part of our revitalization efforts in the Twin Cities we are helping rebuild businesses, including the Seward Pharmacy in South Minneapolis. This project is one of many that our local grant partnerships will support.
Interested in Volunteering?
There are volunteer opportunities available for UnitedHealth Group employees to give back to the Twin Cities in many meaningful ways. Not a UnitedHealth Group Employee? Inquire directly with the organizations to find ways to volunteer.
Join the conversation.
Follow along on social media using #UnitedForCommunities to join the conversation and see our latest updates on how we are rebuilding the Twin Cities.
As we work toward our $225M Forward for All Campaign goal, we celebrate partners like @UnitedHealthGrp who help advance equity in our communities through empowering work like the Everyone Belongs initiative in Forest Lake: https://t.co/Vv81Kf2KaP #ForwardForAll #UnitedHealthGroup pic.twitter.com/2ZJ4JuRhTS— YMCA of the North (@YMCAoftheNorth) July 1, 2021
Watch this video and learn more about the United Health Group's $1 million grant that is helping Minnesota Community Care support the health and wellness needs of underserved youth in Saint Paul. @UnitedHealthGrp #HealthForAll #studentwellness pic.twitter.com/akfN3sdtNO— Minnesota Community Care (@MNCommunityCare) May 11, 2021
Advancing Health Equity
UnitedHealth Group is committed to addressing health disparities and delivering solutions to enable equitable care to improve access, affordability and health outcomes for all.