TSUW Announces New Partners; UWNCO Consultancy to Continue

Tiffin-Seneca United Way has announced the local nonprofit partner agencies which will receive TSUW funding for the 2023-2024 funding cycle.

The list of funded organizations includes 12 TSUW Primary Partner agencies: Allen Eiry Center; American Red Cross North Central Ohio; Black Swamp Area Council Boy Scouts of America; Camp Fire Sandusky County; Family Counseling Service; First Step (Sandusky Valley Domestic Violence Shelter); PatchWorks House; The Salvation Army; SCAT (Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation); SMYL (Seneca Mentoring Youth Links); Tiffin-Seneca Child Care Center; and YMCA of Bucyrus-Tiffin.

Additionally, eight TSUW Associate Partner agencies will receive funding in 2023-2024: RSVP (Family and Community Services); FACT (Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment); FISH of Tiffin; Girl Scouts of North East Ohio; Just for Kids; Seneca County 4H Program; Seneca Habitat for Humanity; and Sisters in Shelter. TSUW Associate Partners are newly funded by TSUW and/or are in transition to TSUW primary partner agency status.

Funded partner agencies are selected following a rigorous application process that includes review by an allocation committee made up of TSUW board members and community volunteers.

“We are very grateful to the members of our allocation committee,” said Chris Lewis, TSUW Interim Director. “The funding process takes a great deal of time and consideration, and the community members who make up the committee play an integral role in ensuring we are funding organizations who are actively improving life for people in Seneca County.”

United Way of North Central Ohio also took part in the annual funding process, holding partner listening sessions and conducting surveys of partners and the allocation committee in their role as consultant agency.  “We appreciate the help UWNCO is able to give us in measuring and amplifying the impact of our partner relationships,” said Tiffin-Seneca United Way Board President David Stover.

As the board of directors continues efforts to enhance First Call For Help services in Seneca County, United Way of North Central Ohio is assisting TSUW in mobilizing a local 2-1-1 coalition to review call center bids later this month.

Along with releasing the list of partners for the new funding cycle, Tiffin-Seneca United Way also announced that the consultancy agreement with United Way of North Central Ohio has been extended through the end of the year, as has Chris Lewis’ contract as interim director of Tiffin-Seneca United Way. “We have been very happy with the leadership and vision Chris has brought to the organization during this transition,” said Stover. “We are eager to see him continue to advance United Way’s work in the community.