Community Investments

When you donate to United Way of Greater Stark County, you’re making an investment in our community. Your donation supports our direct services, collaborations and partner programs to address the immediate needs of today and build long-term solutions for tomorrow.

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Investment Priorities

Our Funding Process

At United Way of Greater Stark County, our goal is to ensure that every dollar donated is invested wisely. We rely on a volunteer review process to help us determine which local agencies receive funding. Our councils and committees consist of nearly 50 community leaders who offer diverse backgrounds, experience and expertise. These volunteers evaluate data about our region, identify the pressing needs in our community and offer recommendations on the best way to allocate funding.

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Our current funding cycle started October 8, 2021. Learn more HERE.

Funded partner scan view the supplemental fundraising policy here

Trusted Stewards

As trusted stewards of your contributions, we hold ourselves and our partners accountable to show impact in measurable and lasting ways. We make your dollars go further by combining technical and logistical support with strategic investments in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

United, we’re making a difference in the lives of children and families in Stark and Carroll Counties.

HERE is a list of all collaborations, initiatives and programs of United Way of Greater Stark County.

United Way Direct Services

  • Basic Needs: 211 Helpline, ID Programs
  • Education: Success Summit, Get Connected
  • Economic Mobility: Auto Repair, Brighter Day, Cars to Careers, Financial Coaching and & Counseling, Prosperity@Work, VITA

United Way Community Collaborations

  • Basic Needs: Emergency Assistance Collaborative
  • Education: CARE Team, Imagination Library
  • Community Building: Project Blueprint, Dismantling Racism Coalition of Stark County

Our Partner Programs

Funded from July 2021 - June 2022. Listed by funding priority & strategy, then program name & funded partner agency.

Funded Partners and Programs (through June 30, 2021)



Financial Stability

Community Partner Resources

Supplemental Fundraising Policy
United Way Strategic Guidelines