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United Way Distributes First Round of COVID-19 Grants

March 31st, 2020

On March 16, United Way launched our COVID-19 Community Response Fund with generous support from key corporate sponsors and leadership donors. In just two weeks, sponsors and donors answered the call, contributing more than $1.5 million in both match pool dollars and contributions toward the emergency assistance fund. We will distribute 100% of the fund…

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United Way and Human Service Chamber of Franklin County release report on COVID-19 impact on local nonprofits

March 26th, 2020

  Significant disruptions have already been felt in operations and revenue throughout the nonprofit sector. Understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the operations of local human service nonprofits is an important step in determining where support is needed most. United Way of Central Ohio and Human Service Chamber of Franklin County have partnered to quickly…

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United Way Responds to COVID-19 with Community Response Fund

March 15th, 2020

.United Way of Central Ohio and a coalition of partners have set up the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, and are working with local nonprofits to identify critical needs and gaps in resources. This fund is accepting online donations at All donations will receive a 50% match thanks to our generous corporate partners. Example: Your…

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Rise Together Innovation Center: Executive Director Search

February 19th, 2020

  The Rise Together Innovation Center has launched a search for an Executive Director to lead its work of coordinating long- and short-term efforts to mitigate poverty and improve economic mobility, family stability and equitable access to opportunity across Franklin County. The Center is responsible for convening community partners, aligning systems and implementing the Rise Together Blueprint to Reduce Poverty in Franklin County, in addition to vetting other big…

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Franklin County Columbus Counts: 2020 Census Grants Application

February 14th, 2020

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is providing funding to support local, community-based organizations in getting out the 2020 Census count in Columbus and Franklin County. The Commissioners’goal is to ensure every resident in Franklin County is counted, especially individuals from traditionally hard-to-count (HTC) communities. This funding will be distributed to local community-based organizations in…

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Meeting Basic Needs for Neighbors in Crisis

February 12th, 2020

United Way funds a network of 26 local nonprofit partners who provide 32 programs in the critical area of Basic Needs. Meeting the basic needs of individuals and families is the first step in helping them progress down a path to success. Together, with the help of our donors and partners, we’ve provided food, shelter…

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Helping Our Community’s Children Succeed

November 4th, 2019

United Way of Central Ohio is focused on fighting poverty by investing in the most effective partners that get results. In the critical area of Student Success, we’re investing in more than 38 local programs that provide opportunities to our at-risk kids and youth, from cradle to career. These programs have been highly successful in…

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Don’t Pay High Fees. Tax Time Can Prepare Your Taxes For Free.

December 19th, 2019

You may qualify to have your taxes prepared for free if you earned $56,000 or less in 2019. Starting January 21, call 2-1-1 to find out if you qualify and make an appointment at one of the more than 40 Tax Time sites in Franklin County. You’ll save on fees and Tax Time preparers can…

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ABC6 Stories Highlight Work of United Way and Partners

October 30th, 2019

Thank you to ABC6 and Maria Durant for featuring four stories throughout October showing United Way of Central Ohio’s work in our community. Sponsored by our partner Fifth Third, the segments were wonderful examples of how our more than 80 nonprofit partners are creating opportunities for people to succeed every day. To watch any of the four ABC6 segments,…

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Building Skills Needed for Employment

August 6th, 2019

Your donations to United Way of Central Ohio’s Community Impact Fund support a network of more than 80 nonprofit partners in our community. These poverty-fighting nonprofits are working hard to help people meet basic needs, achieve student success, find good jobs and build strong neighborhoods. United Way makes certain that your donations are getting concrete,…

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