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

St. Joe’s Teen Zone

Community Counseling Services

Galion St. Joe’s Teen Zone provides an afterschool environment for students that includes activities and games as well as test prep and homework help. United Way of North Central Ohio supports Community Counseling Services in their development of an adventure and play-based curriculum for Teen Zone that emphasizes emotions, self-esteem and character building, and social skills.


Home Delivered Nutrition

Crawford County Council on Aging

The CCCOA Home Delivered Nutrition program provides the delivery of nutritious and safe meals to eligible consumers in a home setting for the purpose of sustaining or improving consumer health. The program also provides participants with regular opportunities for face-to-face contact and conversation, and referral to more services if needed.


Mobile Learning Labs

YWCA of Northwest Ohio

United Way supports the Mobile Learning Labs operated by YWCA of Northwest Ohio. The Mobile Learning Lab program is designed to improve kindergarten readiness by providing activities that engage families and children while developing early learning skills.


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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Get in on this Fine Free February action at Bucyrus Public Library! For each food item you bring in to donate to the Bucyrus Backpack Program (see list of suggestions), the library will waive $1 in fines! 📖 The Backpack Program is a funded partner of United Way of Crawford County working to reduce food insecurity by providing weekend food for children in our local schools who might otherwise go hungry. #collaborativeimpact #foodforfines #BoldGoal1
George Washington and Abraham Lincoln drafted bold goals for our country, and we celebrate their leadership today. Weve carved out some Bold Goals of our own at United Way of North Central Ohio serving Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot, as we use local donations to fund partners who are working to bring lasting change to the lives of individuals in our communities. Find out more about our Bold Goals at, and have a great Presidents Day!
Crestline residents can apply for an Easter dinner box from Crestline Assistance and Ministries Program beginning on Tuesday, February 18! 🐥  #BoldGoal2
Happy Valentines Day from United Way! #LiveUnited #LoveUnited
United Way of Crawford County supports the Crawford County Council on Aging Senior Services Levy! Crawford County has the fastest growing population of residents who are 60 years or older in the region, and renewal of the existing levy is necessary to keep services on pace with this growth. Our entire community benefits when our oldest citizens are provided with the opportunity to live active, independent, and valued lives. #SupportOurSeniors  #VoteYesMarch17
United Way of Crawford Countys Resource Development Manager Nadia Oehler was at First Federal Bank of Ohio in Galion yesterday, where Loan Officer and United Way Campaign Coordinator Patrick Moodispaugh (left) and President and CEO Joe Clime (right) presented her with the proceeds from the banks annual United Way Campaign. First Federal Bank of Ohio employees donate generously each year during their workplace campaign, and we appreciate their commitment to the community and to United Way! #bettertogether
The Take Home Literacy program at Sara Beegle Child Care Center creates an interactive learning experience between the center, the child, and the parent! United Way of Crawford County is happy to help fund this early literacy program. Another local literacy project, Crawford Reads 20, provides the books for the Sara Beegle take-home bags - a great example of collaboration between community organizations! #BoldGoal1
As part of our RBA (Results-Based Accountability) funding framework, our partners answer these questions for us throughout the year, providing important details about the structure & success of their funded programs. This gives us the data we need to ensure we are leveraging our donor dollars in a way that makes the largest (and most lasting) collective impact on our communities. The same questions also figure heavily in the annual partner application process.
Mid-Ohio Youth Mentoring has an immediate need for site-based mentors at Galion City Schools! This is a great volunteer opportunity for anyone who is looking to have a positive impact in the community, and it only takes an hour a week - you choose the schedule that works best for you. Youll meet with your matched primary, intermediate, or middle school student at the school, spending time reading, working on homework, or playing games - all while building a friendship. The program provides training and guidance; a background check is required. Mentors of all ages (18 years and older) are needed. Call 419-525-4618 or visit for more info and to sign up! #bettertogether #BoldGoal1 #4hoursamonth
Thanks for the Chat, Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce - it was a great way to start our day! LuAnne Cooke from the Office of the Governor was there to talk about TechCred opportunities. The TechCred program helps employers build a stronger technology-skilled workforce by reimbursing them for the cost of tech-based training for employees. Find out more here: #bettertogether #boldgoal3
When you donate to United Way of North Central Ohio, you are helping us fund local organizations working to create lasting change in our communities. Each of the programs funded by United Way of Crawford County, United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. , and United Way of Wyandot County is working to directly impact one (or more) of the areas targeted by our Bold Goals: Early Childhood Development; Healthy, Vibrant Neighborhoods; and Leadership & Workforce Development. Find out more about our Bold Goals and our 2019-2020 funded partners at #bettertogether #boldgoals
Through March 31, eligible applicants can receive one-time emergency utility assistance from Ohio Heartland Community Action Commissions 2019-2020 Winter Crisis Program. Applicants must make an appointment via the automated appointment hotline at 1-866-861-6421 or by visiting The line may be busy; please keep trying. Get more info and check eligibility requirements here:
We were joined this morning by more than 80 board members and staff from local non-profit organizations for an inspiring and interactive exploration of board governance, led by BoardSource certified facilitator Susan Decker. Susan encouraged lively discussions about external and internal forces affecting our organizations, structuring strategic board meetings to support engagement, and ensuring a range of diversity on our boards through recruiting and orienting new members. Group exercises helped reinforce the the roles in a constructive board/staff partnership, and helped us identify the next steps toward good governance for our organizations. So many great takeaways - well share more soon! Thanks again to Hord Family Farms  & Crawford Works for their hospitality, and to The Olson Vincent Sharma Group Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for sponsoring todays training!
Were all set up and ready for tomorrows Building a Governance Legacy board training session - were going to have a full house! Thanks so much to Hord Family Farms & Crawford Works for their help with this event! Thanks also to Kellies Custom Florals of Upper Sandusky for providing our centerpieces, and to Kimmel Corporation for the table linens. Tomorrows board training event is sponsored by The Olson Vincent Sharma Group Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. See you tomorrow at 9 am at Hord Family Farms (911 State Route 98 in Bucyrus).
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Crawford County Public Health has a wealth of valuable data and statistics available in their 2019 Crawford County Community Health Assessments Report! Its a great source of info for the community, and also for our United Way of Crawford County partners who are preparing for the upcoming allocations process. #bettertogether
Laurie Cooper, longtime United Way campaign coordinator  at Peoples Savings and Loan Company, recently presented United Way of Crawford Countys Nadia Oehler with the results of Peoples annual campaign. PSLC has an active group of committed and involved employees who donate to United Way annually through the campaign! Thank you to Laurie and everyone at Peoples Savings and Loan for Living United! 🧡#bettertogether

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Laurie & I worked together when you were just a baby Nadia, boy does time fly 😉

Since 1994, the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday has been designated as a national day of service, embodying what it means to Live United. Take time today to consider how you can do more for others. #LiveUnited

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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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