Learn more about our funding.

United Way of Van Wert County provides funding to many non-profit organizations throughout our area.  Annual funding application period is open from March 1-31 of each year.  New Initiative funds are available throughout the year.  Three main factors for qualification are:

  • Be incorporated, not-for-profit and IRS tax exempt – Non-profit 501-3 (c) status
  • Offer human service programs – organizations with a worthy education, character building, health, and social service program
  • Provide community service based on documented need(s) – the program should address itself to an identifiable current need, demand, or problem in the community. Services which are supported by voluntary dollars should be clearly defined and their impact documented by the organization.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Our approach to diversity is simple—it’s about embracing everyone. From building a culture where all employees can bring their best selves to work to deploying diversity initiatives that support everyone, we’re doing what it takes to build an inclusive world for all.

Further details & instructions are available via the forms and documents listed below:

2024-25 Application for Program Funding

2024-25 Ballpark Application

New Initiative Funding Application

Community Impact Application

Watch our current campaign video.

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