United Way of Greater Lorain County

About United Way of Greater Lorain County

United Way of Greater Lorain County (UWGLC) is an independent, private not-for-profit organization.  As such, it is governed by a board of directors committed to fulfilling the aspirations of its moral owners, the residents of Lorain County and Vermilion and Florence Townships in Erie County, Ohio. UWGLC was granted it's not-for-profit status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. UWGLC also meets or exceeds all requirements established by the State of Ohio.

UWGLC proudly displays the United Way logo as a member of over 1,400 affiliates of United Way Worldwide (UWW). With its sister organizations, UWGLC meets all the requirements of UWW and aspires to the highest level of the United Way Standards of Excellence. The most recent assessment of UWGLC by community members, volunteers, board members and staff is attached to this report. Although UWGLC is a member of the UWW network, the most recognizable and most successful philanthropy in the world, all resources under management by UWGLC are invested in our local community.

Our Mission:

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community through leadership, collaboration, and resource development.

Our Vision:

United Way of Greater Lorain County is the leading organization for assessing, prioritizing and funding human service needs.

Our Values:

United Way of Greater Lorain County is committed to integrity, inclusiveness, support, partnerships, innovation and accountability.


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