About Us

For more than 100 years, United Way has fundraised for and invested in the Greater Toledo community. With more than 20,000 donors, 10,000 local volunteers, and over $9 million dollars raised annually, we continue to bring incredible people together to make positive community change.



Money Raised Here, Stays Here

Our team works with businesses to raise money for important nonprofit organizations right here in Lucas County.

  • ABLE, DACA & Medical-Legal Partnership for Children
  • Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, Comprehensive Dental Care Program
  • Equitas Health, Mpowerment for a Healthy Toledo
  • Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center Children’s Advocacy Center & Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program
  • Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, Community Health Assessments & Lucas County Initiative to Improve Birth Outcomes
  • Lucas County Regional Health District, Mobile Vision Program
  • Mobile Meals of Toledo, Inc., Weekender Program
  • Neighborhood Health Association, Social Services
  • Sofia Quintero Art & Cultural Center, CENARE
  • Toledo GROWs
  • Toledo Lucas County Carenet, Access to Healthcare
  • YMCA of Greater Toledo, Live Well
  • YWCA Northwest Ohio, Early Childhood Partnership, YWCA Baby Talk
  • Adelante, Inc., Leamos Juntos
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Ohio, One-to-One Mentoring
  • Boy Scouts Erie Shores Council, Scoutreach
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo, Building Competencies
  • Bright Horizons, Bright Futures for Students with Disabilities
  • Catholic Club, Club Care 0-5, Club Parent Education & Support, Club Rec
  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Harbor, Supporting Early Emotional Development (SEED)
  • Mom’s House, Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  • The Learning Club of Toledo
  • Toledo Community Foundation, Aspire
  • Toledo Day Nursery, Inc., Early Care & Education
  • Toledo Public Schools, Chronic Absenteeism Program, Advancement Via Individual Determination, Schools as Community Hubs, & Social & Emotional Learning
  • The University of Toledo Foundation, Reach Out and Read of Northwest Ohio
  • American Red Cross of NW Ohio, Family Emergency Response Services
  • Aurora Project, Transitional Housing
  • Catholic Charities, La Posada Family Emergency Shelter
  • Family House, Emergency Shelter
  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), Steps Out of Poverty
  • St. Paul’s Community Center, The Shelter/Winter Crisis
  • The Salvation Army, Comprehensive Emergency Assistance & Housing Outreach/Assistance
  • Toledo Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Toledo Financial Opportunity Center Network
  • Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board
  • YWCA Northwest Ohio, H.O.P.E. Center, Domestic Violence Shelter








Our Local Teams

We are proud of the many passionate community leaders who help lead the work of United Way in Lucas County! We wish we could name them all but there are just too many. Read below to learn about a few the community change makers helping to drive our work forward and visit our Digital Recognition Book for a more complete listing.

Our Community Solutions Team and Community Impact Cabinet meets once a month to help make decisions around raising money, investing money, and supporting local programs and projects. Our current Community Impact volunteer group includes:

  • Betty Anzaldua
  • William Brennan
  • Jennifer Buch
  • Catherine Carroll
  • Robert Casaletta
  • David Conover
  • Gerald Danes
  • Lena Harris
  • Candice Harrison
  • Ebonie Jackson
  • Mary Kennedy
  • Elizabeth Lewin
  • Jennifer McCloskey
  • Melisa Nusbaum
  • Erica Parish
  • Brenda Provenzale
  • V. Rosser
  • Jennifer Spoores
  • Robin Stone

More than 300 companies run United Way campaigns to raise dollars for local nonprofit programs. Each company has a passionate leader helping coordinate the logistics of a fundraising campaign. We could not do this without them! Our top 5 corporate supporters and their in-house champions currently include:

  1. Owens Corning
  2. Dana, Inc.
  3. Owens-Illinois, Inc.
  4. UPS
  5. Welltower, Inc.

Connecting Lucas County Residents to Services

United Way in Lucas County works hard to make finding help easy and seamless. Whether it’s an easy phone number to call for help or building out an investment plan that puts expert partners in the center of decisions, we work to improve experiences. Here are a few ways we help:

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get help or find ways to give help. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-650-HELP and get connected to a team member who can connect you to thousands of services in Lucas County from housing and financial stability to school supply assistance and food pantries. You can also dial 2-1-1 to be connected to local volunteer opportunities.

The Schools as Community Hubs Strategy leverages local health and human service resources, with the goal of bolstering academic success, family and community engagement, and health and wellness. The Hub Strategy positions local schools to serve as community anchors, addressing the needs of both the student body and surrounding residents.

View the Hubs Strategy Infographic

The Collaborative Impact Model leverages cross-county partnerships in four focus areas: education, health, financial stability and housing / shelter stability. Each focus area is led by a local nonprofit organization. It’s goal is to break down silos, engage in continuous improvement and leverage resources to move the community forward.