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Shelby County United Way, Inc.

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

Sidney, OH   |  www.shelbycountyunitedway.org

Mission

Our mission is to identify, evaluate, and make possible the human services needed in our community.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Shelby County United Way has been serving the citizens, organizations, and companies of Shelby County for over five decades. Over this period, your trusted donations have made significant impact in the lives of Shelby County citizens of all ages. Today, 27 agencies, programs, and community-wide initiatives receive United Way funding and all change lives in the impact areas of Investing in Youth and Families, Promoting Health & Well Being, Rebuilding from Adversity, Supporting Critical Human Needs and Community Wide Initiatives. Separately, Shelby County United Way offers Special Project Grants available to 501 (c) 3 non-profit agencies in Shelby County throughout the year to assist in one time projects or programs.

Ruling year info

1970

President/CEO

Mrs. Karla Young

Main address

P.O. Box 751

Sidney, OH 45365 USA

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EIN

34-4473288

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Shelby County United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

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?

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Early Childhood Literacy program where a new age appropriate book is mailed monthly to children under the age of 5.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

I.M.P.A.C.T. is a program developed to proactively identify school age children who are facing obstacles towards academic, social, and community success. Participation in the program allows families to receive support, resources, and counseling to meet the needs of each unique child and family.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you need non-emergency help or access to human services. It is a free 24-hour service so you get the help you need when you need it. When you dial 2-1-1, your call will be answered by the local information & referral agency. Helpline.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The purpose of the Student United Way is to provide a leadership opportunity for students while educating them about the mission of the Shelby County United Way and exposing them to the issues facing their communities. Our Student United Way is comprised of a junior and senior respresentatives from each of our 10 county school districts.

Population(s) Served
Students

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Shelby County. We do this by continually identifying, evaluating, and making possible the human services needed in our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

P.O.W.E.R. (Passionate.Optimistic.Women.Encouraging.Results), Shelby County United Way women’s initiative group, is a powerful local network of women who are making a positive impact in the lives of children and families. Organized in 2013 and over 100 members strong POWER awards grants to organizations that fulfill their mission to advocate for programs and initiatives that benefit children and their families in Shelby County. Through their EM.POWER.ED program they are placing professional and retiree volunteers in all kindergarten classrooms as tutors. POWER also provides a number of programs during the year that educate members on personal, professional and community topics.

Population(s) Served
Families

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 children county wide enrolled in Imagination Library

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percent of children under age 5 in Shelby County enrolled in Imagination Library

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students in Shelby County who participated in the Character Playbook program during the school year.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Shelby County United Way funds agencies and programs to drive impact for youth and adults to have healthy and productive lives. Funding is split between assisting victims of crime and domestic violence, allowing seniors to live longer and active lives, youth programming that drives early childhood literacy, counseling, and access to health care.

We facilitate an annual campaign that engages over 3400 donors, 269 corporate leaders and over 400 volunteers to consistently raise between 1.3 and 1.4 million dollars.

Signature programs:

Imagination Library:
- A national program to drive early childhood literacy.

IMPACT Program:
- A preventative family counseling program that provides families of elementary and middle school students counseling for one year as referred by the school district.

2-1-1:
- A 24 hour/365 day call center providing residents information on resources in our community.

Student United Way:
- To engage high school junior and senior students in the work of Shelby County United Way agencies.

P.O.W.E.R.:
- A local network of caring women who are standing up to address the needs of children and their families in our community.

Imagination Library:
- To partner with the local hospital's birthing center to enroll every child born in Shelby county.
- To partner with local social service agencies to enroll the children they work with who qualify.
- To partner with a team of funders to ensure there is no waitlist for the program.

IMPACT:
- To collaborate between the school districts, juvenile court system, and a mental health and counseling center to drive wrap-around services to students facing challenges socially, academically, or behaviorally.
- To have the school district or preschool provide referrals of identified children who qualify for the program.
- Have a juvenile court staff member contact parents to educate and enroll children in the program.
- Have parent acceptance rates greater than 50% into the program.

2-1-1:
- 6 separate funding partners that contract with a third party call center to provide services.

Student United Way:
- Students attend monthly sessions learning about the critical needs in our community.

P.O.W.E.R.:
- Has own separate advisory board with committees and bylaws to engage professional women to become donors or volunteers. Through membership renewal and a signature event, they raise funds to award grants annually.

Campaign Funding:
- We have a strategic team that annually engages donors and companies.

Imagination Library:
- Our relationship with the hospital is current and thriving.
- Our current funding threshold allows for enrollment of up to 70% of all children under age 5 in our county.

IMPACT:
- The IMPACT program has been implemented for multiple years.
- All school districts participate in the program.
- Half of new referrals come from the city school district. The remaining half come from public county school districts.
- The child and his/her family are provided 1 year of case management and family counseling services.

2-1-1:
- Our 6 funding partners, along with Shelby County United Way funds, allow for sustainability of this program.

Student United Way:
- The board of directors provide students a $10,000 funding budget to review grants serving the infant population up to 18 years old.

P.O.W.E.R.:
- Provides annual engagement opportunities and educational opportunities to members for personal and professional development. Membership renewal and fundraising goals are being met annually through two separate committees.

Imagination Library:
- 69% of children under age 5 are enrolled, over 2400 children in the program.

IMPACT Program:
- 65% of all students referred participate with their families in case management and family counseling through the program.

2-1-1:
- This is an ongoing funded program and the data is evaluated annually by the board.

Student United Way:
- Each year, 7 to 10 grants are awarded and the board plans to continue this process annually.

P.O.W.E.R.:
- Has a membership committee that works on new member growth and membership retention. Grants awarded are over $20,000 per year to organizations serving families and children.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Shelby County United Way, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Katy Zimpfer

Copeland

Term: 2024 - 2026

Chad Hollinger

Sidney City Fire Dept.

Philip Borger

Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk

Chad Wilson

Sidney First Church of the Nazarene

Dawn Eilert

Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

Brad Hoge

McCrate & DeLaet Financial Advisors, LLC

Ashley Himes

Ashley Himes State Farm

Ryan Shurts

Freshway Foods

Ryan Maier

Hardin Houston School

Mark Seery

Airstream

Katy Zimpfer

Copeland

Aditya Sakhalkar

Copeland

Greg Snyder

Sidney City Schools

Nate Barhorst

Ratermann Insurance

Kim Doak

US Bank

Alex Lochard

Lochard, Inc.

Eric Noble

Mutual Federal

Roxanne Hepfer

Edgewell Personal Care

Jim Hill

Sidney-Shelby Economic Partnership

Jenny VanMatre

City of Sidney

Hannah Dapore

Choice One Engineering

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/4/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/17/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.