COVID-19 RESPONSE AND RESOURCES

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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2020-2021 Community Partner Grant Application & Funding

In order to help protect the health of the community and in compliance with the executive order issued today by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, we have postponed our Pathway to Funding: How Donor Dollars Lead to Change training meetings. The meetings will be scheduled if and when possible.

The 2020-2021 Community Partner Grant application period opened on March 16, as planned. The online application is available here. Recognizing the additional stress and time constraints that partner and prospective partner agencies are under as they respond to the outbreak, we have extended the application due date to April 30. The approval and funding cycle remains the same.

2020-2021 Grant Application

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

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

CASA of Seneca, Sandusky, & Wyandot Counties

CASA is a volunteer-based organization that trains people to become volunteer advocates for children. CASA of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties is a non-profit agency and has been serving locally abused and neglected children since 1990!

Tel.419.209.1442

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

Family & Community Services, Inc.

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Volunteers can use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within their communities.

Tel. 419.448.1530

Family Assistance

Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects

Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects works to assist families who have a child with birth defects and to educate the county population about preventable birth defects. Assistance is provided with adaptive equipment; camp registration; gas vouchers; home modifications; lodging; medication and supplies; and prenatal care.

Tel.419.294.4508

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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Ohio is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations. Anyone looking for a way to make a difference (while remaining safely social distanced) who feels healthy and well enough to give blood or platelets, please schedule an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html.
At United Way of North Central Ohio, our offices are closed but its business as usual! Our staff is working remotely to make sure local social service agencies have the resources to continue serving the expanding needs of our most vulnerable residents. We can all be reached via email, or you can call 740-383-3108 to speak to us. See more about our COVID-19 response and how you can help here: https://bit.ly/3dnIvEB
We are so thankful for Meijers generosity and support of United Way! Their gift to our United Way NCO Community Relief Fund will help support the tireless efforts of local non-profits responding to our communitys needs during the COVID19 pandemic. Find out more about the Community Relief Fund and how you can help here: https://bit.ly/3djlnY1

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Meijers Iam concerned. I dont drive. I use Shipt. The last two times you were out of toilet paper. Will you please consider rationing toilet paper. so hoarders dont wipe out the supply. Thanks

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This post circulating on social media gives an 866 number for United Way assistance with the COVID-19 crisis. This number is specific to Central Indiana only!  If you need assistance in the area served by United Way of North Central Ohio, which includes Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot counties, please see the resources listed on our website at https://unitedwaynco.org/covid19-response-resources/. Thank you! #BetterTogether #OhioUnited
Unprecedented cancellations of blood drives due to school and business closings have resulted in an urgent need for donors across the country. If you are able, please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/ and make an appointment to give blood! Check out the graphic below to see how the Red Cross is ensuring that volunteers and donors stay safe while saving lives! #GiveBlood #BetterTogether
Ohios primary election has been postponed until June 2, and Ohioans can request an absentee ballot up until May 26. If youve already voted in-person or by mail, your vote will count! Many of us are confined, confused, and worried, but voting is one of our greatest duties and rights as citizens, and its something we have control over. If you havent voted yet, please visit  https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/ and request your absentee ballot today! #WorthIt #SupportOurSeniors
Another great way to help the community! #BetterTogether #LiveUnited
Make sure youve got the latest #COVID19 information and that youre following best practice guidelines for prevention and preparation! Check out the Ohio Department of Health at https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/.
It is so heartwarming to see the generosity of our community as they look for ways to help one another in these days of uncertainty. United Way of Wyandot County wants you to know that our community has a great network of agencies providing safety net services already in place; they are experienced and prepared to meet the needs of our most vulnerable residents during this crisis. The resources of these agencies will be strained to the limits, however, as we expect the need to grow over the coming days and weeks. 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 Wyandot County. Donate now at https://unitedwaynco.org/donate-now/.
Weve postponed our Dodge for Dollars Dodgeball Tournament as we focus on mobilizing resources and support for our partner agencies as they work to meet the needs of the community during this COVID19 outbreak and its consequences. Thank you so much to all of our teams, volunteers, and sponsors for your efforts - we look forward to seeing you for the rescheduled event!
Fairhaven Communitys team has been training hard for our 2nd Annual Dodge for Dollars dodgeball tournament on March 20, and theyre looking like contenders! #BetterTogether
In 1920, the Bold Goals of suffragettes across the country resulted in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and gave women the constitutional right to vote! A century later, United Way of North Central Ohio holds on to the example set by these brave women as we reach for Bold Goals of our own. #CollectiveImpact #BoldGoals #19thAmendment
Congrats to Kara on her anniversary! We are so grateful for the work she does for the children of Wyandot County, and are proud to help fund CASA of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties! #BetterTogether #BoldGoal1
There are only a few team slots left for our 2nd Annual Dodge for Dollars Dodgeball Tournament! Put your team together and get ready to take on the likes of BAKERS BALL STARS from Baker Financial Group; BALL IN ORDER from the Wyandot County Prosecutors Office; the UPPER DECKERS and ABOVE AVERAGE JOES - both fielded by the folks at Kimmel Corporation; Fairhaven Communitys team; and more! Get more info and find out how to register your team at https://www.facebook.com/events/2784066731657817/!

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The Allocation Committee is made up of a diverse group of volunteers from our community who help make the important decisions about how the funds you have donated to United Way are reinvested in local programs. This volunteer committee spends countless hours reviewing, analyzing, and scoring grant applications before making their final recommendations, and we are so grateful for their time and commitment. #bettertogether #UnitedWithBoldGoals
Our online funding application for the 2020-2021 cycle will be available at unitedwaynco.org beginning Monday, March 16. Current United Way partners and any Wyandot County 501(c)(3) organizations interested in applying for funding are encouraged to attend our Pathway to Funding: How Donor Dollars Lead to Change info session on March 24. See https://www.facebook.com/events/699666463903493/ for more information.
Spread the word about how important local participation in the 2020 Census is to our community!  Population counts determine funding for programs that support nutrition, education, housing, healthcare, and more. Census data is also used by businesses to determine where to invest and create new jobs, affects funding for infrastructure and road improvements, and determines our communitys representation in Congress. We all have something to lose when community response to the Census is low! Census data is confidential, and by law cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies or used to determine your eligibility for government benefits. #everybodycounts #OH2020Census
Get your team together and sign up to play in our 2nd Annual United Way of Wyandot County Dodge for Dollars tournament!  More info and registration form here: https://unitedwaynco.org/event/dodge-for-dollars-presented-by-united-way-of-wyandot-county-2020/

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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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