Pillsbury United Communities is a human service nonprofit organization working to create choice, change and connection for all people.
Creating Choice, Change and Connection
Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) is a multiservice, social entrepreneurial organization that addresses social and economic challenges with creativity, innovation, partnerships, and a relentless drive for change. Founded in 1879 to address the absence of services in Minneapolis for the growing immigrant community, today PUC is a network of neighborhood centers, public charter schools, and social enterprises. Its rich Settlement House history provides a solid foundation for providing culturally relevant, community-based, human service programs. PUC is one of the largest settlement organizations in Minnesota, serving over 50,000 individuals each year.
Pillsbury United Communities' work is and always will be about people. People are the drivers of our efforts and the essence of our mission. Each person PUC encounters inspires us to do more. Our agency stands on the pillars of choice, change and connection--for the thousands that walk through our doors.
Our greatest accomplishment is to serve 50,000 individuals each year through our neighborhood centers, public charter schools, or social enterprises. Whether it was a child discovering the power of her voice, a young adult embracing his role as a community leader, or a family seeking relief from a devastating tornado, participants make change happen by drawing on their courage, ingenuity, and innate strength.
Pillsbury United Communities' programs and initiatives are organized around six common focus areas:
Investing in Us
To keep its vision and mission healthy and thriving, PUC depends on the investment of its friends and neighbors. Pillsbury United Communities is one of Minneapolis’ most historic and respected organizations, and has been at the heart of local philanthropy for more than 130 years.
Every dollar you invest in Pillsbury United Communities is dedicated to the participants and the communities we serve. Your donation allows PUC to commit dollars to finding solutions for problems that might otherwise be ignored. The investment you make is tax-deductible and has a visible impact on our participants and community.
Please join PUC in its work; however you are able – as a volunteer, partner or donor. The future we build will be stronger because of your investment.