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United Way 2015 Community Impact RFP

Beam Project Type: Project in Develop Phase

United Way of Olmsted County

United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on education, income, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way pursues these goals by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve a measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources to improve lives. Summary United Way of Olmsted County (UWOC) is requesting proposals to partner in delivering programs that drive change in four key areas: • Ensuring children and youth reach their potential in school and in the community. • Helping individuals and families be financially stable. • Helping individuals be physically and mentally healthy. • Ensuring people’s basic needs (food, shelter, safety & equal access) are met

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Lead Organization: United Way of Olmsted County

Confirmed Collaborators: United Way of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:

Detailed Description




Work with partner programs via RFP process

Strategy Map

United Way of Olmsted County Strategy Map (PDF)



Level 1: Basic Needs ; Education ; Health ; Income

Level 2:

DMC: Health & Wellness

Community Health: Obesity


Population Outcomes

People in Need Reach their potential

Basic Needs: People's basic needs are met

Health: Individuals are physically and mentally health

Income: Individuals and families are financially stable

Education: Children and youth reach their potential in school and in the community


Indicators (What are some of the signs that progress is being made?)

Population Indicators

Basic Needs: TBD

Health: % of Obese Adults

Income: % of Income Spent on Housing. % of Students Eligible for Free/Reduce Lunch

Education: On-time high school graduation rate, on-time graduation of recipient of free/reduced lunch, kindergarten readiness rate, 3rd grad reading proficiency rate, 8th grade math proficiency rate

Metrics (What are actually being measured by the project?)


Status Reports
Related PlanScape Status on: Basic Needs, Education, Health, Income

December 19, 2015 2016 to 2018 Funding Cycle Partners Announcement

United Way announces that its board of directors recent approved its program partners for the 2016-2018 funding cycle in the key focus ares of education, income, health and basic needs.


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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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January 14, 2019: City of Rochester Vision, Principles and Priorities

City Council COW was shown this Rochester Vision Document. 

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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December 11, 2018: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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November 22, 2018: County prepares pitch for crisis center

"The answer for Lawson, Clements and variety of other collaborators is the proposed crisis center, which would tap into a portion of the $28.1 million state lawmakers earmarked for creating such facilities."

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November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 27, 2018: Indian Health Service Career Positions

Indian health programs are seeking health care professionals who are passionate about practicing within a unique, interdisciplinary team-based environment and one that embraces its mission.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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