Our History

Representatives of Faribault- and Northfield-based agencies meet with the public

Our History in Faribault and Northfield

In July 2019, United Way of Faribault and Northfield Area United Way merged to become Rice County Area United Way. This United Way now serves the combined area of these original two United Ways in and adjacent to Rice County.

United Way of Faribault was registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State's office in 1956. Northfield Area United Way dates back to 1972. Both have provided enormous benefits to their respective communities, and in doing so provided support to many of the same nonprofit agencies, which were already serving the combined region.

Rice County Area United Way carries on the tradition of Living United for the health, education and financial stability for everyone in our community. We are grateful for all of our generous donors to the former Northfield Area United Way and United Way of Faribault, and we ask for your continued support. 

"Downtown Northfield with two United Way representatives holding brochures"