Big Problems Call for Bold Goals

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

Our United Way of Marion 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

Royal Family Kids Camp

Royal Family Kids Marion

Royal Family Kids Marion works in partnership with more than 30 churches and organizations to give a one-week camp experience to over 40 abused and neglected children referred by Marion County Children Services.


Mobile Meals

Mobile Meals of Marion County

Mobile Meals delivers a hot, nutritious meal daily, Monday through Friday, to residents in Marion and surrounding communities. Meals are prepared locally and can be tailored for specific dietary needs.


Job Readiness

Marion Goodwill Industries

Job readiness training at Marion Goodwill Industries helps participants understand workplace etiquette and employer expectations. Participants also learn how to conduct an effective job search and develop the skills required in their respective career fields.


Marion Allocation Committee

Comprised of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse range of community organizations, the Marion 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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A big THANK YOU to Dostal & Kirk Insurance & Financial Services  for supporting our United Way with another great campaign! In addition to their own support, Dostal & Kirk also secured a matching gift from Mennonite Mutual Insurance. Thank you to the Dostal & Kirk team for Living United! 🧡 #bettertogether
The Ohio Heartland Community Action Commissions 2019-2020 Winter Crisis Program can provide one-time emergency utility assistance for eligible applicants through March 31, 2020. 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:
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This #GivingTuesday, join the Big Give for United Way and give hope this holiday season. 🎁❄️

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Our United Way supports 45 local organizations that provide life-changing services to individuals and families in Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot County. 

But we cant do it alone...we need your help. A small gift of just $5 directly impacts the lives of those in your community. To live better, we must Live United. ❤️
📌 Friendly reminder: If your business or organization has a campaign packet that needs submitted, please drop it off at our offices or call 740-383-3108 to schedule a time for pick-up. #liveunited
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to our donors, supporters, partners, and friends!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Our offices are closed tomorrow and Friday (Nov. 28 & 29) and will reopen on Monday, December 2. #liveunited
Now through December 31, join the Big Give for United Way! Make a tax-deductible gift or sign-up as a fundraiser to make an impact. 

Text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit to help provide crucial services for families this holiday season. ❤️ #biggive2019

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For many Americans, homelessness may be just one unexpected life event away. United Way serving Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot counties funds community partners who are working to ensure safe, affordable housing and access to emergency shelter for individuals and families at risk of homelessness. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether
Tanya Baughman of Marion Community Credit Union (center) stopped by to drop off the credit unions Workplace Campaign packet to our Resource Development Director Leslie Schneider (left) and Executive Director Amber Wertman (right). Thanks to Tanyas hard work and to the generosity of everyone at MCCU, their United Way contribution exceeded last years donation! #bettertogether #liveunited

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Way to go ladies 👍🏼 great job 💕

3 AMAZING ladies <3

Homelessness in our rural communities is not easy to see. The rural homeless dont live on public streets, but in cars, campgrounds, abandoned buildings, and in wooded areas. They are far more likely to live unsheltered than the homeless population in suburbs and cities. United Ways second Bold Goal tasks our funded partners with working to find ways to provide safe and affordable housing, emergency shelter, and health services to all members of the community. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether

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Great educational nugget! Thank you for your work toward this important bold goal!

We are proud to support Music Time at the Marion Public Library, led by Kristyne Knoch Ramsey! 🎶

Visit for more info on Music Time, including a schedule of dates and times. #liveunited

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Thank you for your support!!

Since 2008, the number of homeless public school students in our country has increased by 70 percent. Every day in our community, there are children who have no home of their own to go to after school. United Way and our partners in Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties are working to ensure that these students do not fall through the cracks by providing families with access to emergency housing, utility assistance, and more. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether

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What do we do now that we know! Take action!

As we honor our countrys veterans this week, we recognize the difficulties faced by some of these returning and aging heroes. United Way NCOs partners are working each day in Crawford, Marion, & Wyandot counties to ensure that every individual has access to the services they need, including safe affordable housing and mental health care. #BoldGoal2 #bettertogether
Thanking all who have served and sacrificed - today and every day! #liveunited
Were proud to partner with Safety City! 🧡🚦 #liveunited
POET Biorefinings Marion team held their second annual Chili Cook-Off this week, making it a part of their United Way Campaign! The spicy event raised enough money to provide weekend backpack meals for 22 local children at risk for food insecurity. Many thanks to the employees who cooked, baked, enjoyed, and donated! Find out more about the event (and see who won!) here:
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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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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