Big Problems Call for Bold Goals

It is not about short-term charity, it is about lasting change.

Our United Way of Crawford County is committed to tackling the root causes of our community’s most challenging problems, implementing and supporting innovative strategies and ambitious visions of our future. Our Bold Goals are a collective vision for making our region stronger for everyone who calls it home.

Featured Partners

Music, Movement, & More

Bucyrus Public Library

Early experiences with movement and music help set children up for success in school and life. The Music, Movement, & More program at Bucyrus Public Library allows children to experience the joy of music while practicing physical skills, increasing awareness of literacy and language development, and encouraging social-emotional skills. United Way of NCO partners with Bucyrus Public Library in their efforts to improve early childhood development.


Food Assistance

Crestline Assistance & Ministries Program

Supported by United Way of North Central Ohio, the Food Assistance program administered by Crestline Assistance & Ministries Program works to reduce food insecurity by distributing food free of charge on the third Saturday of every month to Crawford County residents in need.


Crawford Works

Crawford Works

United Way supports Crawford Works in their mission to partner with all willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through sustained employment.


Crawford Allocation Committee

Comprised of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse range of community organizations, the Crawford Allocation Committee is an integral component of our application and allocation process, helping to determine United Way funded partners and programs each year. The committee members review all funding applications, meet to discuss and evaluate applications, and recommend programs and funding amounts to the United Way Governing Board for final approval.

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Thanking all who have served and sacrificed - today and every day! #liveunited
Are you looking for a job? Join Crawford Works for their next workshop on November 18-22. Seats are limited; call 419-310-4653 for more information!
Amber and Leslie are in the Halloween spirit today to judge Ohio Mutual Insurance Groups annual Hall-o-Theme contest. 👩‍⚖️ From our staff to yours, we wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween! 🎃👻 #liveunited

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Best. Judges. Ever. 💕 🎃

Come see us and pick up some books from the @CrawfordReads20 table at the Bucyrus vs. Upper Sandusky varsity football game tonight at Bucyrus! 📚 #liveunited
Have questions or concerns about your local United Way? 📣 Come meet and chat with our Executive Director Amber Wertman from 1:00-5:00 p.m. today! Stop in to our office located within the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce (138 Harding Way West in Galion).

Can’t make it? Contact us at 419-468-4291 or email
United Way is helping Colonel Crawford Schools empower students to thrive in school and in the community!
Congratulations to Karl Schwechheimer on receiving the American Red Cross 2019 Humanitarian Services award! 👏 Karl leads our local Crestline/Crawford County Disaster Action Team. We are lucky to have him in our community!
United Banks Crestline offices entry into the basket raffle is this very cozy Autumn Leaves Basket! All of the proceeds of the basket raffle go to support United Way of Crawford County so head over to United Bank in Crestline to get your tickets before October 31. Youll also want to check out the OSU Basket being raffled at United Bank in Galion, and the Bakers Basket in Bucyrus - grab tickets for all three! Many thanks to United Bank for their continued support!
United Bank in Galion is raffling off this great OSU-themed gift pack with all proceeds going to United Way of Crawford County! The basket includes Ohio State shirts and hat, an OSU lunchbox, a cooler, and more! Stop in at United Bank  in Galion before October 31 to purchase your tickets. While youre at it, visit United Bank in Crestline and Bucyrus and enter their raffles - each basket is different!
Many thanks to United Bank for holding a basket raffle in support of United Way of Crawford County! The Bucyrus office put together this mouth-watering gift basket filled with baking supplies and accessories; stop in at United Banks Main Office in Bucyrus before October 31 to purchase your tickets. Not a baker? Not to worry! The United Bank raffle baskets in Galion and Crestline are completely different and just as exciting!
We owe a big thank you to these generous local businesses who donated prizes for our 2019 United Way Designer Purse Bingo! Galion Community Theatre, Galion Community Center YMCA, Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring, H&K Watkins, Crossroads Original Designs, Days Gone By...Photography By Gretchen, Mizick Miller & Company, Inc., and Lauren Schifer, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant - 🧡 #bettertogether
Thanks again to all of the wonderful sponsors who made our 2019 United Way Designer Purse Bingo such a success! - Crossroads Original Designs, My Floors by Prints & Paints, Avita Health System, Firelands Federal Credit Union, Dostal & Kirk Insurance & Financial Services, Ohio Mutual Insurance Group, United Bank, Wise Funeral Service, Crawford County Now, Kimmel Corporation, Donley Ford of Galion, and The Computer Guru - 🧡 #bettertogether
Thank you to our sponsors, guests, and volunteers for another great Designer Purse Bingo. Because of your support, we were able to raise over $15,000 to kickoff our annual campaign!
We are ready for Designer Purse Bingo!🎉 Special thanks to our 2019 Purse Model extraordinaire, Chris Stone. #dpb2019 

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A huge thank you to Bucyrus Secondary School’s Student Council for coming in on their day off to help us set up for tomorrow night’s Designer Purse Bingo! ❤️

This event kicks off our annual investment campaign to support crucial wraparound services for individuals and families in Crawford County. #bettertogether

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United Way Workplace Campaign

Live United!

The United Way Workplace Campaign unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them. You can see the results in your own backyard, even as you’re part of a larger mission to affect change worldwide.

Employers who participate in workplace campaigns find benefits beyond the immediate impact in the community,  including more engaged employees and an enhanced spirit of corporate volunteerism.

Workplace Campaign Toolkit

We appreciate the efforts of local businesses and organizations in supporting and administering United Way Workplace Campaigns and are committed to doing everything we can to support each Campaign Coordinator based on the individual needs of their workplace. Available support includes interactive in-person training, annual Campaign Coordinator Luncheon, shared guidance and encouragement from experienced Coordinators, employee engagement support, and United Way staff support and marketing materials.

Tools for A Successful Workplace Campaign

Our Commitment to Transparency

In an effort to remain accountable to our investors, United Way of North Central Ohio serving Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot Counties is as transparent as possible with its financial records. Our annual audit is conducted by an independent CPA and is available below along with our annual IRS Tax Form 990. Our most recent Annual Reports to our investors are also archived below. We strive to ensure your investment has maximum impact in our community.

United Way of North Central Ohio continues to meet all twenty Standards for Charitable Accountability established by the Better Business Bureau.

2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2017 Form 990
2016 Annual Report
2016 Form 990
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