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Our History

October 29, 1923 Operations begin as Sandusky Community Fund

  • 1940 - Renamed War Chest
  • 1943 - Renamed Sandusky Community Chest
  • 1960 - Renamed Erie County Community Chest
  • 1961 - Renamed Erie County United Fund
  • 1977 - Renamed United Way of Erie County
    • 1923 - Boy Scouts of America (Renamed Heart of Ohio Council - 1994)
    • 1923 - American Red Cross
    • 1924 - Salvation Army - Sandusky
    • 1933 - Volunteers of America
    • 1943 - Catholic Charities
    • 1946 - Erie Shores Girl Scouts
    • 1952 - YMCA
    • 1960 - Cancer Services of Erie County
    • 1960 - Salvation Army - Huron
    • 1961 - Erie County Association for Retarded Citizens
    • 1962 - Goodwill Industries
    • 1982 - Volunteer Center
    • 1986 - Erie County Senior Center
    • 1986 - Salvation Army - Milan
    • 1987 - Stein Hospice Service
    • 1989 - Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter
    • 1994 - Bayshore Counseling
      • 1967 - Merger of Counseling and Growth
      • 1980 - Merger of Tri County Addictions
    • 1994 - Second Harvest Food Bank (Renamed County Cupboard - 1988)
    • 1995 - Alzheimers Support Group
    • 1996 - Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Renamed VIA Clubs of Erie County - 1970)
    • 1997 - CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
    • 1999 - Center for Cultural Awareness
    • 1999 - OVH - Volunteer Advisory Committee
    • 2005 - KinShip Inc.