About Us

For more than 100 years, United Way has fundraised for, and invested in, the Greater Toledo community. With over 20,000 donors, 10,000 local volunteers, and $8 million dollars raised annually, we continue to bring incredible people together to make positive local change.



Money Raised Here, Stays Here

Our team works with donors and businesses to raise money for important community-based organizations right here in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood County.

  • Adelante, Leamos Juntos
  • Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools, Acorn Alley
  • Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools, Launch Pad 
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio, Beyond School Walls 
  • Boys & Girls Club of Toledo, Building Competencies
  • Catholic Club, Club Care 0-5 
  • Children’s Resource Center, Early Childhood Family & Parent Education
  • Harbor, Supporting Early Emotional Development (SEED)
  • Mom’s House, Early Childhood Education
  • Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center, Grand Love
  • Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center, Til Next Time Mentoring (TNT)
  • Partners in Education of Toledo, Mentors in Toledo Schools
  • Perrysburg Heights Community Center, Reaching New Heights Reading Program 
  • Port Clinton City School District, Champions for Children
  • Port Clinton City School District, Kindergarten Camp
  • YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo, Success in Schools Initiative
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Baby Talk
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Child Care Resource and Referral Support Services
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Early Childhood Partnership
  • Toledo Day Nursery, Early Care & Education
  • Toledo Early Learning Coalition, Inc., Shared Services Alliance for Kindergarten Readiness
  • The Tabernacle, YMCA of Greater Toledo, Community Center-Based Hubs
  • The University Church, Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio, The Tabernacle, YMCA of Greater Toledo, School-Based Community Hubs (Toledo Public Schools)
  • Tutor Smart, Make Every Hour Count
  • University of Toledo Foundation, Rx for Literacy-Reach Out and Read 
  • Wood County Educational Service Center, Community Learning Centers STARS Program for Wood County and Community Learning Centers
  • Wood County Schools, Community Learning Centers, Maumee MaKERS
  • Great Lakes Community Action Partnership, Wood County Financial Opportunity Center
  • La Conexion de Wood County, Solidarios: Bridging the Gap
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Toledo Financial Opportunity Center Network
  • Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center, Til Next Time Mentoring (TNT) 
  • Social Services for the Arab Community, ADVANCE Employment & Training Program
  • Ottawa County Transitional Housing, Community Support Services
  • Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Medical-Legal Partnership for Children
  • Connecting Kids to Meals, Summer and After School Meal Program
  • Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, Comprehensive Dental Care
  • Equitas, Mpowerment for a Healthy Toledo
  • Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center, Domestic Violence Advocacy
  • Grace Community Center, Closing the Food Insecurity & Health Disparity Gap
  • Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, Healthy Lucas County (Community Health Improvement Plan)
  • Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio, The Getting Healthy Zone
  • Neighborhood Health Association, Patient Navigation
  • Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center, Til Next Time Mentoring (TNT)
  • Ottawa County Senior Resources, Home Care Assistance Program
  • Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, Culinary Education Nutrition & Responsible Eating (CENARE)
  • The University Church, Healthy Food for Healthy Families
  • YMCA/JCC of Greater Toledo, Live Well Greater Toledo
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Rape Crisis Center (formerly the HOPE Center)
  • Toledo GROWs, Nutrition and Garden Education, and Support
  • Toledo-Lucas County CareNet, Access to Health Care
  • American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio, Family Emergency Response Services
  • Beach House, Steps to Home Housing Program
  • The Cocoon, Access to Safety and Healing for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Family House, Emergency Family Shelter
  • Habitat for Humanity Wood County, Homeowner Repair Program
  • Lighthouse Sober Living, Sober Living Facility
  • Ottawa County Transitional Housing, Ruth Ann’s House
  • St. Paul’s Community Center, Emergency Shelter
  • Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board, Housing Problem-Solving Collaboration
  • YWCA of Northwest Ohio, Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Zepf Center, Safety Net
  • Healthy Lucas County, Lead Partner 
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Lead Partner
  • Lucas Metropolitan Housing, Lead Partner 
  • Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board, Lead Partner 
  • United Way – Labor, Adopt-A-Family
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, African American Leadership Council, Continue United, Emerging Leaders, Women’s Initiative
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, United Way 2-1-1
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, United Way Volunteer Center
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library / Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, Community Impact Strategy & Public Policy

Connecting Residents to Services

United Way of Greater Toledo proudly serves the residents of Lucas, Ottawa and Wood County in Northwest Ohio. Our human services nonprofit fights to strengthen education, financial stability, health and housing resources for every child, adult and family. By uniting the caring power of people through giving, advocating and volunteering, together, we can tackle our community’s toughest issues.

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7, 356-day health and human service resource available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County. To get in touch with a 2-1-1 Community Resource Advisor, simply dial two, one, one; text your zip code to 898-211; or visit the link above for instant online messaging.

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

Education Lead: United Way of Greater Toledo

Financial Stability Lead: LISC Toledo

Health Lead: Healthy Lucas County

Housing Lead: Toledo-Lucas County Homelessness Board & Lucas Metropolitan Housing