United Way of O.T. County
- Social Services
- Non Profit
Our organization was established in February, 1945 as the Fergus Falls Community Fund. We have joined the United Way World Wide and changed the name of the organization to United Way of Otter Tail County. United Way of Otter Tail County thus became able to receive contributions made at the workplace and designated to help programs through the United Way Campaign. United Way of Otter Tail County has been serving our community for over 65 years.
We are primarily a volunteer-led organization with a mission to meet health and human care needs in our community through a network of local agencies. Our Organizational Mission Statement is to improve lives in Otter Tail County by mobilizing the caring powers in our communities. United Way helps people care for one another by providing an efficient fundraising campaign, an effective community fund investment program, a broad range of volunteer opportunities and community-based problem solving initiatives. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors with volunteer committees that oversee all major functions and a professional staff that administers the day-to-day activities.
Our Community Investment process includes an annual review of qualifying 501c3 non-profit programs by Community Investment volunteer panels comprised of county wide community members, a Community Investment committee and the United Way Board of Directors to ensure funds are used in the most effective and efficient manner possible. We also act as a catalyst for change to launch and participate in community problem-solving