Welcome to the United Way of Van Wert County

Celebrating 95 years!!  Established in 1922 to “increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another”, the United Way of Van Wert County contributes to many area non-profit organizations through programs funded by an annual campaign drive… read more.

Help Us, Help You and Our Community: Funding Applications Now Available

United Way of Van Wert County is accepting applications for program funding for the 2017 calendar year.

Programs must demonstrate that they are able to measurably, influence specific Van Wert County indicators in the following categories:

  • Education – Helping Children and Youth Reach Their Potential through Education
  • Income – Promoting Financial Stability
  • Health – Improving People’s Health
  • Basic Needs – Providing Basic Need Services

The application period is March 1 – March 31, 2017.  To be eligible, an agency must: 1) be a 501( c ) 3 not-for-profit organization, 2) maintain an organized, auditable and accurate system of accounting (by United Way standards), 3) offer human service programs, and 4) have an active volunteer board. After application review & agency interviews, local United Way of Van Wert County volunteers, who make up the Admissions & Review committee, will make funding recommendations to the United Way of Van Wert County Board of Trustees in June 2017.  Once approved by the board, agencies will receive notification.  Apply here.



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