Support COVID Relief & Recovery in Wyandot County

Give to United Way of North Central Ohio’s Community Recovery Fund

As Ohio continues the reopening process, and anticipating additional waves of COVID-19 into the fall and winter, United Way of North Central Ohio has begun the process of transitioning our focus from community relief to community recovery.

Donations to our Community Recovery Fund will support our partners who are already doing the tough work needed to help our community recover as they provide local families with job readiness training, mental health counseling, and budget & financial planning support, while continuing to meet the immediate demands for food, shelter, and emergency funds. This is the work United Way was built to do.
Read more about our response to this crisis here.

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We appreciate the generosity of this community. Thanks so much to everyone who has supported local response to the COVID-19 pandemic with donations to the United Way of North Central Ohio Community Recovery Fund. Read more about how your gifts are being used here.

Special thanks to these corporate donors for their support of the UWNCO CRF!


Community Campaign

Collective community impact is at the forefront of our work at United Way of North Central Ohio. Community contributions to United Way are invested in local community partners who undergo a rigorous annual application process and report progress throughout the funding cycle. This Results Based Accountability (RBA) approach asks our partners to answer: How much did we do? How well did we do it? Is anyone better off? This gives us the data we need to ensure we are investing your donor dollars in a way that makes the largest and most lasting collective impact on our communities.

Together, we will overcome our current health and economic crisis and will rebuild to a “new normal” in which our community is more resilient and provides equitable opportunities for every resident. We invite you to support your community through a gift to United Way and urge you to advocate for impact by sharing our mission with family and friends. Together, we can make real changes in the lives of real families in north central Ohio.

Live United: Workplace Campaign

A 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.

Community & Workplace Campaign Toolkit

We appreciate the efforts of local businesses, individuals, and organizations in supporting and administering United Way Community & Workplace Campaigns and are committed to doing everything we can to support each Campaign Coordinator based on the individual needs of their campaign. 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 Community & Workplace Campaign

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.

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development

Our United Way fights for early childhood literacy, positive mentorship opportunities, and higher graduation rates.

Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods

Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods

Our United Way advocates for safe and affordable housing, increased quality of life, and vibrant neighborhoods.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

Our United Way supports leadership and workforce development programs that create sustainable employment and forge the path to self-sufficiency.

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Remote learning. In-person. Hybrid. ✏️💻 Whatever back-to-school looks like this year, we hope all of our local students, teachers, and staff members enjoy a safe and happy start to the school year!
Make your voice heard! To register to vote (by October 5!) or to request an absentee ballot for the November 3 General Election, visit #VoteUnited
If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity that really makes an impact on the community, you cant go wrong with the Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC. Spend a few hours a month making sure local students go to school each Monday well fed and ready to learn! #BetterTogether
As our 2020 Community Campaign gets underway this month, were so thankful for all of our local supporters! Logan Kirk, with Dostal & Kirk Insurance & Financial Services, is a longtime United Way donor, board member, and volunteer who explains his commitment to the organization very simply. My family and my business support United Way with our time & our financial resources because we want to make a difference in the communities we serve! #LiveUnited
Our community partners at Cooperative Christian Services of Galion have moved! They are now located at Peace Lutheran Church in Galion, and are open from 1 to 3 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Visitors are asked to use the elevator entrance on Walnut Street, and masks are required. CCSG operates the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry in addition to other services. #BetterTogether #LiveUnited
We’re very proud of our community partnership with Crawford Works and were so happy to join the celebration of their new location! #BoldGoal3
The Summer Crisis Program from Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission continues through September 30. For help with utility payments, air conditioners and fans, or AC repair, call 419-718-0047 to schedule your phone appointment. Appointments are required; the line may be busy during peak times, so please keep trying.
Do your back to school shopping this weekend and take advantage of Ohios 2020 Sales Tax Holiday! Most clothing, school supplies, and instructional materials are exempt from Ohio sales and use tax from Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9. Online, mail order, and phone purchases qualify for the exemption as well! There are some restrictions; get the details at
Thanks to our generous donors and our community partners at American Red Cross of Northern Ohio  and American Red Cross Central & Southern Ohio Region, local families receive immediate assistance in the aftermath of disaster. Find out how United Way of North Central Ohio uses your donations to make the largest possible impact in the community here: #BoldGoal2 #BetterTogether
Students who have plenty to eat study harder, perform better, are less likely to experience developmental delays, and are healthier overall. Many thanks to our community partners who provide weekend backpacks for local students, including Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC, Marion City Schools, and Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission, and to the donors who make our support possible. Find out more about how United Way of North Central Ohio uses your donations to make the largest possible impact in the community here: #BoldGoal1 #BetterTogether
Our community partner Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC is getting ready for back-to-school with the help of volunteers from  Bucyrus Police Department and the Police Explorers club! The Backpack Program provides weekend meals for students from food-insecure households, and recently received their first shipment of more than 4,000 pounds of food supplies for the upcoming school year! #BetterTogether #BoldGoal1
Every election affects critical resources and representation for our community! Voting is not just a responsibility - it’s also an opportunity to show up for yourself, your family, your future and your community. October 5 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 3 General Election; see to check your status and get details. ☑️ #VoteUnited
It takes a village. 💙#StopTheSpread
With support from donors and partners, United Way of North Central Ohio is working to improve the lives of every member of our community. Its what we were #BuiltToDo! #BetterTogether
So proud of our community partner Bucyrus Backpack Program, LLC! They helped coordinate yesterdays Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohios Mobile Food Pantry at Bucyrus High School, and recruited Jessie Furner and the Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce to provide Wendys Frosties to the National Guard members helping at the drive-through pantry. Love to see the community cooperation! #CollectiveImpact #LiveUnited
Crestline Assistance and Ministries Program has Crestline Pool day passes available for children who meet the requirements; call 419-689-2702 for more info. 🏊‍♀️⛱
This United Way of Crawford County community partner is also handing out vouchers for their 2020 School Clothes Program - appointments are required this year, so call or text 419-689-2708 to make yours! #BetterTogether #BoldGoal2
We join the country in mourning the death of civil rights icon and congressman, John Lewis. His decades of advocating for equality inspired the generations of Americans who continue to advance his work and fight to ensure that none of the ground gained through his sacrifices, and those of his compatriots, is lost. Celebrate the life of John Lewis and stand up against racism and discrimination. #LiveUnited

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Featured Partners

Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative

United Way serving Crawford County

Data suggests that 19.7% of Crawford County students demonstrate kindergarten readiness skills. The Kindergarten Readiness Collaborative is a coalition of agencies working to reduce the deficit in childcare and other programs that prepare our children for school, in order to mitigate the lasting effects of this school readiness gap in our community. This collaborative effort is funded by the Robert and Esther Black Family Foundation Fund of the Richland County Foundation.


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.


Emergency Hospital Transportation

Community Counseling Services

Supported by United Way of North Central Ohio, the Emergency Transporation program administered by Community Counseling Service provides safe and secure psychiatric transportation services for individuals experiencing mental health emergencies.


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