We fund programs in the Impact Areas of Education, Health, and Family Stability, which were decided by our Board of Directors to be the most critical areas of need in our Community.
Click the link to see further details about the impact our funded programs have on our local neighbors.
At the United Fund, we believe that education is the foundation upon which we build our future. That’s why we fund programs that have proven to nurture families with educational opportunities to achieve full potential.
Group Activities – Reach Our Youth
Provides group activities to local, at-risk youth between the ages of 5-17. ROY provides 5 or more group activities yearly because a supportive network and positive experiences are needed in order to thrive. Activities include bowling, skating, a summer picnic, a fall event & a Christmas party. All youth & mentors are invited, including the youth on the waiting list. http://reachouryouth.weebly.com
Age Exchange – Senior Enrichment Services
Provides a mentoring relationship to local at-risk 3rd graders by pairing them with a senior volunteer who helps them with homework and has important conversations. The Age Exchange Program enriches the lives of both seniors and kids!
Preschool – KinderCasa
KinderCasa is the only preschool program in Norwalk that is dedicated to teaching English along with kindergarten readiness skills. They also provide transportation to and from school free of charge to the students they serve. http://kindercasa.org
We are dedicated to improving the overall health of our community. Because healthier families, means a healthier community.
Patient Services – Cancer Services
Cancer Services provides travel and prescription reimbursement to local, qualifying cancer patients. They also have dietary supplements, medical equipment loan program, and other small items that are beneficial to cancer patients! https://www.cancerresources.org/
Direct Assistance – Kidney Foundation
The Kidney Foundation provides transportation reimbursement and prescription assistance to local renal patients. http://www.kfohio.org
We fund programs that act as short term safety net services to get people back on their feet.
Miriam House – Catholic Charities
Provides safe and stable housing to homeless women and their children while teaching life skills such as: financial management, problem solving, healthy decision making, education/marketable skills, nutritional meal planning, cooking, and proper home cleaning. Some transportation is also provided.
Adult Advocacy Program – Catholic Charities
Provides a voice and an advocate for older adults who are at risk for neglect, abuse and exploitation. An individual of authority is aligned for an elderly person in need. A decision maker is put in place to advocate and promote safety, stabilize living conditions, increase access to care, and prevent/end fraud, theft, abuse and exploitation of the elderly.
Norwalk Emergency Shelter – Erie-Huron-Richland CAC
Provides emergency shelter, food, and other necessities for up to 90 days. Will help to locate permanent housing and a reliable source of income. http://www.cacehr.org/
Meals on Wheels – Services for Aging
Meals on Wheels provides and delivers a balanced and nutritional noon-time meal throughout the year for senior citizens having difficulty preparing their own meals. A daily safety check is also provided at each stop. http://sfaconnection.org/meals/
Outreach & Community Support – Wakeman Caring Community
Provides emergency assistance to members of the Wakeman Community (i.e. rent, electric) for up to $300 once a year. Provides a food bank on the last Tuesday of each month. http://www.wakemanchurch.org/cpt_news/caring-community/
Clothing – Clothing Bank
The Huron County Clothing Bank provides eligible individuals with clothing at no cost. https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkClothingBank/
Service to the Armed Forces – American Red Cross
Puts military families in contact with deployed loved ones when an emergency occurs. http://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/emergency-communication
Disaster Response – American Red Cross
Disaster response services exists to provide disaster preparedness, response & recovery services to individuals and/or families that experience disaster events.
Social Services – Salvation Army
Short-term counsel during basic need crisis, advocacy and referral to community resources, and emergency funding available for miscellaneous financial assistance.
Summer Youth Feeding Program – Salvation Army
Providing nutritious meals & physical activity during the summer
when they are not available at schools.
United Fund Grants
-Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
-Northeast Ohio Scouting Boy Scouts of America
-Local Scout Scholarship Program
-Arts in the Park, Norwalk Kiwanis
-Charity Tracker Assistance Network Grants Available
Call 419-668-0269 if you are interested in learning about grants available for qualifying programs