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Upcoming Events

WomenUnite Event
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
11:30am to 1:00pm
Ramkota Exhibit Hall

2019 Campaign Kickoff
TBD September 2018

Sioux Empire Smiles Event 
Saturday, October 6, 2018

Thank You Event
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
11:30am to 1:00pm
Holiday Inn City Centre

Emerging Leaders Annual Celebration
Thanks for a great 2018 Event! 


Latest News

May Communication 

Heartland House, a Rapid Re-Housing model, helping community members like Leslie thrive after being homeless. 

April Communication

Tax time can bring on additional stress, don't let your financial struggles affect you. Lutheran Social Services'  Financial Resource Center is here to help. 

March Communication

The Genesis program with Community Outreach is building confidence through positive adult mentorships. 

February Communication

Positive mentors lead to youth success within Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

2018 Campaign Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Sioux Empire United Way's 2018 campaign has topped it's $10 million campaign goal.

January Communication

Sioux Empire United Way's Coins for Kids' program is more than just raising a dollar! 

December Communication

Feeding South Dakota's BackPack Program continues to grow with the assistance of Sioux Empire United Way. 

Nominations Sought for Annual Awards

Sioux Empire United Way is now accepting nominations for outstanding human services professionals, as well as individual and business United Way supporters. Nominations are due January 5. Awards will be presented February 6.

Giving Tuesday

Join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday on November 28.

November Communication

Local students are learning to give back with the help of the Helpline Center and Sioux Empire United Way. 

2018 Grant Funding Available

Sioux Empire United Way is now accepting applications for 2018 grant funds.

October Communication

United Way brings Challenge Day to 16 area school districts for 2017. 

September Communication

United Way Announces 2018 Campaign Initiative

United Way Sets $10,057,891 Goal

Sioux Empire United Way kicked off their 2018 Campaign, which will support 89 programs in the Sioux Empire.

August Communication

United Way helps kids continue to learn during summer fun.

July Communication

United Way helps keep loved ones together through Active Generations program.

May Communication

United Way is helping turn houses into homes through the Furniture Mission.

April Communication

United Way teams up with REACH Literacy to teach adult learners how to read.

$196,510 in Grant Funding Awarded to Area Non-Profits

12 programs have been approved for Community Impact Grant funds in 2017.

March Communication

United Way and Workers on Wheels help seniors maintain comfort and independence.

United Way Exceeds Campaign Goal

Sioux Empire United Way has raised $10.3 million for the 2017 Campaign.

November Communication

November is National Family Caregivers Month. See how United Way & Active Generations are teaming up to assist caregivers and their loved ones.

2017 Grant Funds Available to Non-Profits

Sioux Empire United Way is now accepting applications for 2017 grant funding for new or expanding programs. October 18, 2016

October Communication

United Way is teaming up with KIDSTOP to provide after-school care to low-income youth.

United Way Helps Bring Stability to Families After Incarceration

United Way teams up with Lutheran Social Services of SD to help families get back on their feet after time behind bars.

Sioux Empire Smiles Scheduled for October 1

The free dental clinic will be held at Children's Dental Center.

Women Unite at an Event for Dental Health

More than 800 women attended the annual WomenUnite Event to learn more about dental health needs and two United Way funded solutions.

August Communication

See what Sioux Empire United Way is doing to bring smiles to the Sioux Empire with Delta Dental of SD's Mobile Dental Program and Sioux Empire Smiles.

Dolly Parton visits Sioux Falls, United Way thanks her for Imagination Library

In light of her upcoming concert in Sioux Falls for the first time since 2002, United Way thanks Dolly Parton for her continued support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

July Communication

Remember Doris, Terra, & Austin from the 2016 campaign video? See what they have been up to in the last year!

June Communication

An inside look at how our hundreds of volunteers dedicate countless hours in deciding how your generous donations get allocated.

May Communication

In honor of Mother's Day and National Nurse Appreciation Week, check out how our funded program Bright Start helps new mothers.

April Communication

Could music be the answer to academic and emotional achievement? Take a look inside a day at Harmony SD, a 2016 Community Impact Grant Recipient.

$205,410 in Grant Funding Awarded to Area Non-Profits

Twelve area non-profits have received one-year grant funding for 2016. March 7, 2016

March Communication

March 2nd is Read Across America Day. United Way provides books to over 10,000 Sioux Empire children from all walks of life through Imagination Library.

February Communication

February is National Heart Health Month. See what United Way is doing to keep hearts beating in the Sioux Empire with the Save A Life Intitiative.

Sioux Empire United Way Raises $10.3 Million, Recognizes Community Leadership

Sioux Empire United Way announced their 2016 Campaign Total at the annual Thank You Event and Awards Luncheon.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

The Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls includes an after school program funded in part by Sioux Empire United Way. Students in the program created personal kits for the homeless to honor MLK.

January Communication

January is National Mentoring Month. Find out how Sioux Empire United Way partnered with Lutheran Social Services to bring mentoring opportunities to the Sioux Empire.

November Communication

Sioux Empire United Way partnered with Lutheran Social Services to begin Better Together, a program that matches older adults with volunteers in the Sioux Falls area.

Free Dental Services Provided to Youth

A free dental clinic was held Saturday, October 3 for low-income and uninsured youth in the Sioux Empire. October 3, 2015

Grant Funds Available for Non-Profits

Sioux Empire United Way is now accepting applications for 2016 Community Impact Grant Funding. September 23, 2015

WomenUnite Luncheon Calls Women to Invite, Unite, and Share

More than 900 women attended the 11th Annual WomenUnite Event in support of United Way's newest initiative, Better Together. August 28, 2015

Hall of Fame Rockers Rally the Sioux Empire for United Way

The #StartWithHeart Rally featured Heart and was sponsored by First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard. August 17, 2015.

$203,656 in Grant Funding Awarded to Area Non-Profits

Twelve area non-profits have received one-year grant funding. March 16, 2015

Sioux Empire United Way Recognizes Community Leadership

More than 400 local community leaders & volunteers gathered at our annual Thank You Event, recognizing seven individuals & 3 businesses for their incredible work over the past year. February 3, 2015

United Way Raises Record Amount

Sioux Empire United Way has raised more than $10 million for the first time in the organization's 85 year history. January 22, 2015

United Way Sets $10 Million Goal

Attendees at the 2015 Campaign Kickoff event celebrated the organization's 85th Anniversary, recognized partner agencies, learned about the new Ready to Start program, and heard the goal announcement. September 5, 2014

750 Attend WomenUnite Event

Women from across the Sioux Empire came together to learn about United Way's newest program, Ready to Start at the 10th Annual WomenUnite Event. August 27, 2014

Sioux Empire United Way Provides Funds to Disaster Victims

Sioux Empire United Way's Board of Directors recently unanimously allocated $25,000 to the Lincoln Union Relief Fund and $10,000 to the City of Wessington Springs Relief Fund. July 28, 2014

$178,000 in Grant Funding Awarded

Eight area non-profits have been awarded with one year grant funding for new or expanding programs. April 14, 2014

Connecting Kids to Local Activities

Sioux Empire United Way provides scholarship funds at 24 extra-curricular activities for youth. February 28, 2014

United Way Raises $9.9 Million, Recognizes Community Leadership

Sioux Empire United Way announced the total of the 2014 Campaign at the annual Thank You Event. February 4, 2014