United Way of North Central Ohio is mobilizing to direct resources and support to the agencies who are tasked with meeting the needs of the community during this COVID19 outbreak and its consequences. Please consider making a donation to the United Way of North Central Ohio’s Community Relief Fund – all donations will be used to support the near- and long-term COVID19 response efforts in our community, and you can designate your donation to be used in Crawford, Marion, or Wyandot.

We’ve added a COVID-19 Response & Resources page to our website to use as a clearinghouse for parents, seniors, and others looking for local information and advice. We’ll be adding information as we receive it, but circumstances are changing continually; please check with individual agencies and organizations to confirm.

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 Relief Fund. Read more about how your gifts are being used here.

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

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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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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Ohio Heartland Community Action Commissions HEAP Summer Crisis Program starts July 1! Get more info about help with utility services at and call 419-718-0047 to schedule your phone appointment.
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Even as the state reopens, the most vulnerable in our community are falling further behind. With the funding provided by your donations to UWNCO, our partners are already doing the tough work needed to help our community recover, while continuing to meet the immediate demands for food, shelter, and emergency funds. This is the work United Way was built for - its what we do. #LiveUnited
We have the best supporters at United Way of North Central Ohio! Pillars Club donor and long-time friend Mike Ring stopped in this week to show us hes #LivingUnited and doing his part to #StopTheSpread!
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Thank you so much to Dostal & Kirk Insurance & Financial Services  for donating to our United Way of North Central Ohio Community Relief Fund! Thanks to the generosity of local businesses like Dostal & Kirk, we are funding emergency relief efforts for families in our community, while preparing to help our partners implement long-term recovery projects across the region. #UWNCOCommunityRelief #InThisTogether
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Thanks so much to SimplyLynn Handmade for the generous donation to United Way of North Central Ohios Community Relief Fund! The gift will fund COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in the tri-county region, including non-profit projects funded by United Way of Crawford County. Check out SimplyLynn Handmade on Facebook and online at and support this local small business! #BetterTogether #UWNCOCommunityRelief
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Crawford Works free job readiness workshop starts June 22! #BoldGoal3
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has funding available to help Crawford County seniors who need to make home repairs! Call 419-524-4144 for info.
As our focus on emergency relief begins to shift to long term community recovery, our partners are working to 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. Please consider making a donation to help fund these efforts in our community. Text COMMUNITYRELIEF to 41444 or visit to learn more.
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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
2018 Form 990
2017 Annual Report
2017 Form 990
2016 Annual Report
2016 Form 990
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