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.

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Let’s Read 20

Let’s Read 20

Forming the habit of reading at a young age is linked to higher performance and achievement throughout life. Let’s Read 20 is a community-wide initiative that promotes early childhood literacy and is attempting to positively impact the culture of our community and the way it values reading, education and academic success.

Tel.740.387.0992

Victim Assistance Program

Marion Area Counseling Center

The Victim Assistance Program provides county wide services to victims of any crime. Victim Assistance minimizes the effects of crime in the lives of crime victims, while Victim Advocates offer victims of crime support services which include emergency assistance, emotional support, agency referrals, and assistance with legal filings as well as court orientation and advocacy.

Tel.740.387.5210

GEAR Up

GEAR Up Marion City Schools

The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) at Marion City Schools works to support early college preparation and awareness using academic, career and culturally woven events and activities including tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education, and college scholarships.

Tel.740.223.4700

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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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

4 days ago

United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc.

This workshop being hosted by Marion Matters, Inc. on February 21 is an invaluable resource for both assistance providers and community leaders. The Poverty Simulation is a unique, interactive experience of what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress, and the Bridges Out of Poverty overview will discuss how the community can work together to have an impact on these issues.We are holding a workshop that will be filled with information to improve our community.
The Poverty Simulation will be first. The Poverty Simulation can mean different things to different participants. For resource providers, it can help them to better identify with the needs of their customers. For community leaders, it can help them to create and implement policies and programs that address the issue of poverty with more effectiveness. For students, it can help them to gain empathy and appreciation for the diverse world around them. For everyone, it can inspire a commitment to making a positive difference in their communities.

The second half of our day workshop will be a Bridges Out of Poverty overview. Bridges is an internationally recognized workshop for professionals, business leaders and community members who want to have an impact of poverty reduction. Bridges brings people of all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes and support those who are moving out of poverty.

Please join us. You can sign up through this Eventbrite link:
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This workshop being hosted by Marion Matters, Inc. on February 21 is an invaluable resource for both assistance providers and community leaders. The Poverty Simulation is a unique, interactive experience of what life is like with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress, and the Bridges Out of Poverty overview will discuss how the community can work together to have an impact on these issues.

6 days ago

United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc.

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Resource Development Manager Nadia Oehler had a great time at the January meeting of Youth Leadership Marion! This group works to inspire young people from Marion City and County schools to lead and serve in their communities. The topic this month was Servant Leadership, and Nadia was happy to share the many ways in which United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. works to meet the needs of the community. Representatives from United Way partners Marion Matters, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity also spoke to the students about their local programs.

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Thank you Nadia!

What a tremendous response weve had to our upcoming board training session, Building a Governance Legacy! While the issues faced by not-for-profit organizations differ, we are united in our need for strong, engaged boards. Space at this January 30 training session is limited, and registration is required, so if you are considering joining us, please visit https://unitedwaynco.org/nco/building-a-governance-legacy/ for more info and to sign up now.
We love examples of our partners helping partners! Marion Goodwills Beth Mathias spoke at Marion Matters, Inc.s Getting Ahead session last night, giving information about the job readiness program and other assistance offered by Goodwill. Beth also helps Getting Ahead participants draft resumes and complete job applications. #bettertogether #boldgoal3

3 weeks ago

United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc.

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Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 We are closed today, January 1, and will be back in the office tomorrow on January 2 - ready to #CelebrateUnited2020!
Its not too late to make an impact! Text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit our office before 5:00 p.m. today to make a tax-deductible gift before the end of the year. #liveunited 🧡
Get the guidance you need to tackle your New Years resolutions at Walmarts FREE Wellness Day! Find out more and learn how you can save on prescriptions with our United Way Worldwide partner FamilyWize here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2409536275839514/
Just three days left in our Give Hope for the Holidays campaign! Join The Big Give now and make a lasting impact in our community - text  UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO to donate now.
Give hope this holiday season with the Big Give! Now through December 31, text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO  to make a tax-deductible gift to United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. and make an immediate impact in our community! #bettertogether #biggive2019
Join the Big Give and give hope! Text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO before December 31. Together, our tax-deductible donations to United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. will bring the hope of a bright new year to our communities. #bettertogether #biggive2019
Give hope this holiday season with the Big Give! Now through December 31, text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO  to make a tax-deductible gift to United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. and make an immediate impact in our community! #bettertogether #biggive2019
Join the Big Give and give hope! Text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO before December 31. Together, our tax-deductible donations to United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. will bring the hope of a bright new year to our communities. #bettertogether #biggive2019
We are wishing you all the best in this holiday season! Many thanks for all you do to support United Way, our partners, and our community. Our offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24  and on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, and will reopen on Thursday, December 26.
Give hope this holiday season with the Big Give! Now through December 31, text UNITEDNCO to 71777 or visit https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/UNITEDNCO  to make a tax-deductible gift to United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc. and make an immediate impact in our community! #bettertogether #biggive2019
So much fun at tonight’s holiday party! 🎄❄️ Thanks to @CoopersBowl for a great celebration! #liveunited

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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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