It takes everyone
in the community
to create a brighter future
We leverage partnerships, government funding, grant support and people to maximize impact and identify the best way to respond to our community's most pressing problems.
Through public and private collaborations, we are able to leverage the community's resources to develop innovative initiatives that address our ambitious goals in the area of: EDUCATION, INCOME, HEALTH and HOME.
Working together to create a brighter future: That's LIVING UNITED.
Please take a moment to review the initiatives that are creating long-lasting change in our communities.
Columbus Kids identifies strengths and potential learning delays among all preschoolers within the Columbus City Schools district and to help them get the services they need to be ready to learn from the first day of school. Read more
Community Health Funders' Collaborative
The CHFC is a philanthropic partnership of the Columbus Foundation, Columbus Medical Association Foundation, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and United Way of Central Ohio. Read more
Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
COOP ensures the performance of an agency’s essential functions during any emergency or situation that may disrupt normal operations and leave office facilities damaged or inaccessible. Read more
The Women's Leadership Council created the E3 initiative to help low-to moderate income working women in central ohio become “educated, empowered and elevated” to a new level of financial stability for themselves and their families. Read more
Emergency Response Volunteer Collaborative
Don’t wait for a disaster. Take action today. Join a volunteer group in the Emergency Response Volunteer Collaborative of Central Ohio today and get prepared for tomorrow. Read more
Fresh Foods Here
Fresh Foods Here will increase the availability of healthful, affordable foods in Franklinton corner stores to promote health and wellness among the neighborhood’s residents. Read more
The program provides training to Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender professionals to expand their leadership capabilities and facilitate their placement onto volunteer boards. Read more
Project Diversity provides minority professionals with training to expand their leadership capabilities and allow them to better represent diverse perspectives in policy-making situations. Read more
Because early learning is so important, it makes sense to help parents and caregivers prepare young children for kindergarten and lifelong learning. Start Smart gives them the tools they need. Read more
Tax Time raises awareness of the EITC, provides access to free, high-quality tax assistance and connects people to a network of services, including financial education opportunities that help them plan for their future. Read more