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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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
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
We’re raising awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! 💜 #PurpleThursday #DVAM2019 #TurningPointDV

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I filled out my pledge card!

Don’t forget to wear purple tomorrow in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and show support for those whove experienced domestic violence or dating abuse. 💜

Join Turning Point in taking a picture of yourself, family, coworkers, etc. wearing purple and share them! 

You can use the #PurpleThursday #DVAM2019 #TurningPointDV when posting to social media!
Be sure to check out Music Time at the Marion Public Library! 🎶
We ❤️ the impact Marion Mentors is creating in our community through positive mentorship! #bettertogether #marionmade
This huge Christmas craft show charges just $1 admission and benefits the Marion Victim Assistance Program - its the perfect way to get your shopping started! Check out the event page here for more details:
Thank you to everyone that came out to our Celebrity Bartender Kick-Off event! 🧡 Special thanks to our bartenders and event sponsors: Marion Technical College, Poet Biorefining-Marion, and VFW Ohio Charities. #bettertogether 

Congratulations to this years winning Celebrity Bartender, Kristyne Knoch Ramsey! 🏆

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Yay....woot woot Kristyne Knoch Ramsey.. way to go!

Awesome news for GEAR UP at Marion City Schools! 🎉
United Bank in Prospect is raffling The Prospect Basket filled with great gifts and prizes highlighting the generosity of local businesses! All proceeds benefit United Way of Marion County Ohio, Inc., so get by the bank and get your tickets before October 31. Youll also want to check out the Thirty-One Gifts Basket being raffled from United Bank in Marion; why not get tickets for both? Many thanks to United Bank for all of the support they give us!

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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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