The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018

United Way taking funding applications

VW independent/submitted information

The United Way of Van Wert County announced on Tuesday that it is accepting applications for program funding for the 2018 calendar year. Programs must demonstrate that they are able to measurably influence specific Van Wert County indicators in the following categories:

  • Education — Helping children and youths reach their potential through education
  • Income — Promoting financial stability
  • Health — Improving people’s health
  • Basic Needs – Providing basic need services

Application period for this year is March 1-31. To be eligible, an agency must: 1) be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, 2) maintain an organized, auditable, and accurate system of accounting (by United Way standards), 3) offer human service programs, and 4) have an active volunteer board.

After application review and agency interviews, local United Way of Van Wert County volunteers that make up the Admissions & Review Committee will make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Trustees in June. Once approved by the board, agencies will receive notification.

Any organization wanting to fill out an application should go to the United Way of Van Wert County website at, click “Resources” to download the PDF application called “2018 Agency Application” or contact the United Way office at 419.238.6689.

Applications are due to the United Way office no later than Saturday, March 31. Email applications to, drop them off during business hours Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., or mail applications to 1151 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, OH 45891.

POSTED: 02/21/18 at 7:54 am. FILED UNDER: News