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United Way of Central Ohio Makes Juneteenth an Annual Paid Holiday

June 17th, 2020

In recognition of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, United Way of Central Ohio will make June 19 an annual paid holiday for employees. Lisa Courtice, president and CEO, shared this announcement with staff earlier this week. She hopes this decision will allow her colleagues to…

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Statement from Lisa S. Courtice, President & CEO of United Way of Central Ohio

June 3rd, 2020

United Way of Central Ohio condemns the systemic racism, injustice and inequality that continue to exist in our community. The violent attacks and murders of African Americans and other persons of color by our country’s police force are alarming and must end. Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected and who…

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Third Nonprofit Survey Reveals Significant Need for Assistance to Operate in COVID-19 World

May 27th, 2020

Our community’s nonprofits will require significant assistance to protect their employees and to operate effectively on behalf of their clients in a COVID-19 world, according to the third nonprofit survey conducted by United Way, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County and Illuminology. Overall, nonprofit leaders have significant needs in terms of the personal protective equipment…

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$1.5 Million Invested in Local Nonprofits from COVID-19 Fund

May 13th, 2020

The fourth round of grants from United Way of Central Ohio’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, totaling $320,540 to 29 organizations, are being distributed immediately. This round of investments brings the total deployed to nonprofits in just eight weeks to over $1.55 million. Communities of color continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and this…

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United Way Allocates Additional $463,070 from COVID-19 Fund

April 29th, 2020

United Way of Central Ohio distributed an additional $463,070, our third round of funding, to 36 local nonprofits helping families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. This third round of allocations expanded to include grants to seven grassroots organizations serving immigrants and New Americans, under-resourced communities that have been severely affected by the pandemic. These seven…

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June 5th, 2020

Imagine a summer without the local pool, library, summer sports, day camps and more. With programs closed or limited to smaller groups due to COVID-19, thousands of kids in our community will be missing these and many other fun summertime activities. In response, United Way of Central Ohio is launching United for Kids, a summer…

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United Way, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County and Illuminology Release Second Report on COVID-19 Impact on Local Nonprofits

April 14th, 2020

Significant disruptions continue to affect 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 now partnered with market research firm…

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9 Ways to Thank Front-Line Workers

April 30th, 2020

How will you participate in #GivingTuesdayNow? Nurses. Doctors. Grocery store employees. Delivery drivers. Warehouse workers. First responders. Truck drivers. Cleaners. Nonprofit staff and volunteers. There are so many people who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. They continue to help keep our community safe and the world running. To honor and celebrate…

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United Way Invests Nearly $400,000 in Nonprofits for Second Round of Grants

April 15th, 2020

United Way of Central Ohio will deploy our second round of COVID-19 Community Response Fund grants this week to 23 nonprofit partners on the front lines assisting families and individuals impacted by the crisis. The emergency fund has grown to more than $1.57 million in both gifts and match pool dollars thanks to the generosity…

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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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