United Way of Lake County

100 Years of Driving Impact

Mentor, OH   |  www.uwlc.org

Mission

United Way of Lake County, along with its mission to "measurably improve the quality of people's lives in Lake County", provides the most effective channel through which the community may participate in a voluntary, cooperative effort to identify, evaluate, support and fund current human service needs in Lake County. United Way of Lake County is a local, independent nonprofit organization that funds programs that focus on the building blocks to a strong, sustainable, community: education, income, and health.

Ruling year info

1972

Interim President/CEO

Zach Siebert

Main address

9285 Progress Pkwy

Mentor, OH 44060 USA

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EIN

34-1105038

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Infant Formula

Through Birthright. Babies are provided with formula when the mother cannot afford it.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Through Salvation Army

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through Forbes House, for domestic abuse victims

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Through Lifeline

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Lifeline

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Western Reserve Community Development Corporation/New Directions for Living

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Project Hope for the Homeless

Population(s) Served
Homeless people

Through Salvation Army

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through Fine Arts Association

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Lake County Captains Charities

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through Salvation Army

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through Starting Point

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Through Starting Point

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Through the YMCA

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through Crossroads Health

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through Catholic Charities

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

Through Crossroads Health

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Population(s) Served
Adults

Through Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Through Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

Through Lake County Free Clinic

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Hospice of the Western Reserve

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Through Kidney Foundation

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Lake Health District Fund

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Through Lake County Council on Aging

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Congregate Meals

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of meals provided through local food pantries through our Feed Lake County initiative and through congregate meals and drive-up meals through the Council on Aging

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Infant Formula

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This program provides specialized formula to babies through Birthright for mothers that cannot afford it (cans of formula provided)

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Children and youth

Related Program

Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This program provides assistance through Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers and NAMI Lake County for patients that need counseling in any numbers of areas.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Community Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Homeless Shelter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of nights of safe housing provided to families of domestic violence

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Families

Related Program

Women's Shelter

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of medical visits

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Medical Care

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of prescriptions filled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Reading Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are aiming to be the entrusted champion that drives improved outcomes in our community by funding services that impact education, income, and financial stability. Our Board of Directors has set that as our vision over the next three years, which also coincides with our in-process strategic plan development. We want to help build a strong, sustainable, community for all generations.

We are going to grow our capacity to raise more funds and increase revenue. We can do that by cultivating new donors who will choose United Way of Lake County as their way to give back on a long-term basis, establish a baseline of new, young and diverse investors, and grow active participation, volunteerism, and involvement. We want to broaden and strengthen our outreach within the community so we can continue to grow our capacity for serving our community as a hub and trusted convener. We will increase our awareness and presence in the community. We have to communicate market relevance and value so our donors can easily answer the question, "Why should I give to the United Way? We will be accountable and transparent in all financial, grant making and operational matters. We will strive to be a local model for best nonprofit management in full compliance with all local, state, federal, and United Way Worldwide standards and requirements.

We will develop a Resource Development Committee that will function year-round and govern all aspects related to revenue generation. We will increase the number of leadership givers and the dollars they give, which will be led by a Leadership Committee. We will have a set structure as to how our affinity groups should operate. We will utilize the available tools and resources that United Way Worldwide affords to us. We will develop success indicators for our programs which will serve as metrics and guidance for program funding levels. Our marketing efforts will be more focused by leaning on a strong Marketing Committee, and gauging the public interest and knowledge of our United Way through research and surveys. We will develop a financial dashboard that will help keep the Board and leadership knowledgeable of where we stand on a financial basis, which will include providing an ROI analysis for our special events and other efforts. We will strive to optimize our financial and technological resources to ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible.

We are in the process of revamping and developing a new three-year strategic plan that identifies the objectives listed above, along with several others that will help lead United Way of Lake County to be the community hub and trusted convener for creating measurable results for education, income, and health programs. We have developed, and are developing, committees that will help staff oversee each objective and lend their expertise in order to accomplish our goals. We are in the midst of a campaign where we've noticed new donors coming on board, both individuals and companies, with United Way of Lake County by donating for the first time, or existing donors increasing their gifts. This will help us when it comes time for our volunteers to decide how the program funding will be allocated, which will adhere to our strategic objectives of making sure results and measurable impact are being made. We are implementing a new funding model that will allow us to fund programs that align with our new specific goals to increase kindergarten readiness, increase access to healthcare services, and help our residents become financially self-sustaining.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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United Way of Lake County

Board of directors
as of 07/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michelle Graf

The Lubrizol Corporation

Term: 2023 - 2022


Board co-chair

Patti Gavorski

Cardinal Commerce

Term: 2022 - 2023

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/29/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data