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United Way in Ottawa County

Who We Are

We are made up of problem solvers, difference makers and opportunity creators. Together, we're on a mission to change lives forever in our community by investing in programs focused on education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles. We tackle the tough problems in these areas by funding and partnering with the most effective local organizations who create real opportunities and get results. We prepare kids to graduate ready to succeed, help families leave poverty behind, make quality healthcare accessible and ensure safe places to call home.

Our focus is to discover community conditions needing improvement, design and build long-term solutions in partnership with others, measure results and guide continuous improvement.

When you give, advocate and volunteer, YOU change the odds in Ottawa County!


Community Investments

After a series of year long community conversations to determine the aspirations and barriers in our community, community volunteers, like you and me, developed Live United 2020 goals so United Way in Ottawa County’s work could align with our community’s most pressing issues and priorities. To view our 2016-2017 community investments, please click here.

Interested in hearing stories from individuals that have been helped by the programs United Way in Ottawa County invests in? Click here!


Get Involved!

The Great Grape Stomp

Stomp for fun and a great cause! Join us for a day full of fun and competition Sunday September 25, 2016 at Mon Ami Restaurant & Winery in Catawba Island/ Port Clinton, Ohio. The United Way of Erie County and United Way in Ottawa County are teaming up to bring you this very exciting inaugural event.

Your entry will include the Grape Stomp Competition, Pig Roast dinner and awesome performances by the Rat Pack along with Ron Howard & Cruising' entertaining us into the night. All proceeds from the event will benefit United Way of Erie County and United Way in Ottawa County. Click here to register!


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