U.W.H.C. Initiatives & Partner Organizations 

United Way has three areas of focus that encompass the community challenges of which we allocate our funding. They include education, income and health. We work directly with local service organizations on specific initiatives and provide them funding for programs, meeting their goals and helping community residents.




2020-2021 Community Initiatives

How it works!

Is your organization interested in becoming a United Way of Hocking County partner to receive program funding? If so, here are a few of the basic requirements necessary to move forward:

  • You are incorporated as a nonprofit organization through the Ohio Attorney General's office

  • You have an active 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

  • Your organization is governed by an active Board of Directors with no active claims filed against the organization and/or board

  • Funds raised are utilized for charitable purposes that fall into at least one of our impact categories; Education, Income & Health

If the above requirements apply to your organization, then you are  eligible to apply for United Way of Hocking County partnership to receive funding. We hold an annual application, interview and site assessment process for chosen partner organizations. The application process begins in May, prior to the new fiscal year which begins the following January. We have announced approved allocations for the 2021 year. If you are a new applicant, please check back in May for the application and guidelines for 2022 funding. Applicants are determined by the evaluation of crucial community needs, community assessments, stakeholder feedback and are always contingent on funding available from the United Way of Hocking County.

  • Ensure all residents have access to nutritious meals.

  • Provide all local youth with access to affordable programs contributing to positive development and career success.

  • Ensure the availability of readily available pathways out of poverty.

  • Provide support and mental health services to the community, especially those facing unpredicted challenges in their lives.

  • Provide emergency training and disaster relief services.

Our Current Partners

Smith Chapel Food & Clothing Mission

Laurelville Community Food Pantry

Longstreth Food Pantry

American Red Cross of East & South Central Ohio

Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio

Hocking County Children's Chorus

Boy Scouts of America - Simon Kenton Council

Health Recovery Services

FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care

Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter