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 Wyandot 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

Ruling Our eXperiences

Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools

The Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX) program is implemented for girls in the Upper Sandusky Middle School. The program works to equip girls with the knowledge and skills to live healthy, independent, and violence-free lives.


Neighborhood Impact Unit

Buckeye Ridge Habitat for Humanity

The Neighborhood Impact Unit offers support to both new and existing Habitat for Humanity programs for low-income homeowners/homebuyers in target affordable neighborhoods. Program products include new construction, rehabs, deconstruction, and major exterior home repair.


Strong Community Suite of Programs

Open Door Resource Center

Open Door Resource Center is a faith-based organization that opened in 2010 with the goal of connecting families with resources. The Strong Community Suite of Programs operates in three distinct areas of focus: combating food insecurity, improving employment opportunities, and strengthening families.


Wyandot Allocation Committee

Comprised of dedicated volunteers representing a diverse range of community organizations, the Wyandot 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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Were back in the office! After more than two months of working remotely from home, United Way of North Central Ohio will reopen on Monday with our summer schedule. The office has been deep cleaned and sanitized, were wearing masks and keeping our distance, and we have masks and sanitizer available for our guests!
With generous support from our community, United Way of North Central Ohio funds more than 50 programs and initiatives for our non-profit partners serving the populations of Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties. #LiveUnited Learn more at
What a great illustration of community partnership! The First Citizens National Bank donated much-needed beef to Open Door Resource Centers food pantry - United Way is so proud to be a part of this community! #BoldGoal2 #HealthyNeighborhoods
Our (remote) offices are closed today in recognition of Memorial Day. Please take time today - and every day -  to remember and honor all those who have served and sacrificed for us.
In April, United Way of North Central Ohios governing board of directors said a sad goodbye to Dr. Jackie Quach of OhioHealth Physician Group in Marion as she finished her last of two terms serving with us. Dr. Jackies work with United Way began with her enthusiastic support for Lets Read 20 - a program United Way NCO is proud to help fund in Marion County. Read more about Dr. Jackies committment to United Way here: and follow Lets Read 20 for more great info on how reading can Beat the COVID-19 Slide! #LiveUnited #BoldGoal1
Its Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year more than ever its essential to demonstrate how much our community cares. If you know someone who is hurting, reach out and check in. If you are strugging, please know that there is help waiting for you. Call United Ways 2-1-1 helpline or the Ohio COVID CareLine at 1-800-720-9616 for 24/7 assistance. Visit for more resources. 💙💙💙

This is such great news, and United Way of Wyandot County is thrilled to help provide funding to bring this program to our community! All children living in Wyandot County are eligible to sign up for the Ohio Governor's - Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and will receive a new book of their very own each MONTH until they are five! We are grateful to Wyandot County Community Foundation, Wyandot Chamber of Commerce, Wyandot County Office of Economic Development and all of the local organizations who worked to make this happen in our community! #BoldGoal1 #BetterTogether #KindergartenReadyImagination Library Opens to Wyandot County!

A free book gifting program open to any child 5 years old and under is available to all Wyandot County children begins today May 1st. With generous funding support from the Ohio Legislature and local giving, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program will mail a new book to each enrolled child every month at no cost to his or her family. The state provides a dollar-for-dollar match with local funds.

Beginning May 1st, parents will be able to register their eligible child at
Note: You have to click directly to enrollment not next!

Many local organizations have banned together to organize and facilitate the program with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library.
Those involved include the Wyandot County Community Foundation, Wyandot County Chamber of Commerce, Wyandot County Office of Economic Development, Wyandot Family and Children First Council, Carey and Upper Sandusky Schools, and the Wyandot area libraries.
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This is such great news, and United Way of Wyandot County is thrilled to help provide funding to bring this program to our community! All children living in Wyandot County are eligible to sign up for the Ohio Governors - Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and will receive a new book of their very own each MONTH until they are five! We are grateful to Wyandot County Community Foundation, Wyandot Chamber of Commerce, Wyandot County Office of Economic Development and all of the local organizations who worked to make this happen in our community! #BoldGoal1 #BetterTogether #KindergartenReady

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We are so thankful cited to have this in Wyandot County.


Worried about loved ones who are sheltering alone? Or are you staying home for your health but missing contact with others? Ohio residents who are 60 or older can sign up for daily check-ins by phone, complete with information on additional services and support. Check out the Staying Connected program from the Ohio Department of Aging and sign up for the free service! #BetterTogether
Check out the Partner Spotlight shoutout to the ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences) programs in the Upper Sandusky and Carey schools in this months United Way of Wyandot County newsletter: ! #LiveUnited #BoldGoal1
Many thanks to the National Christian Foundation for a generous donation, made possible by Hord Family Farms, to United Way of North Central Ohios Community Relief Fund! The CRF is providing childcare for essential workers, PPE and supplies for healthcare workers, emergency food and shelter for the newly unemployed, and more. We will continue to distribute money until the fund is depleted; 100% of donations go to COVID-19 response and relief in our community. Learn more here:
United Ways 2-1-1 Help Center provides free 24/7 information and referral access, connecting callers with mental health services, emergency food and housing, veterans services, health care, and more. If you are struggling and need to find help, dial 2-1-1 and get connected now.
Ohio 4-H Camp staffers have found a way to offer a virtual experience thats . . . pretty darn close to summer camp! Sign up now for Camp...ish!
Non-profit organizations are working tirelessly across the region to ensure that families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic hardship, as well as those who were strugging pre-COVID, have the food they need. United Way of North Central Ohio is proud to help fund those efforts through our Community Relief Fund. Text COMMUNITYRELIEF to 41444 to give now, or visit to learn more.
Congratulations to all of the remarkable college and high school graduates across the region! The day youve worked so hard for may not look the way you had hoped, but please know how very proud our community is of you! 💙#BetterTogether
Happy Mothers Day from United Way! ❤️
Its National Nurses Week, and wed like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the nurses who impact lives in our community every day! #thankanurse #NursesWeek #InThisTogetherOhio

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“Thank you” nurses!!!

Wed like to thank United Bank for their donation to United Way of North Central Ohios Community Relief Fund! The generosity of businesses like United Bank - as well as the many individuals who have been contributing to the fund - has enabled us to distribute funding to more than 15 local non-profit organizations working to provide COVID-19 response and relief to families and individuals in our community. See the current list of grants awarded and learn more about the CRF here:
Its Teacher Appreciation Week, and this year more than ever we are celebrating local teachers for their creativity, commitment, and passion! Take time to thank a teacher this week! #LiveUnited #BoldGoal1

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A big Thank You to all of our teachers in Wyandot County!

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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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