Community Impact Fund Grant Application


The Community Impact Fund is United Way of Logan County's method to provide one-time support at ANY time of the year to programs that serve Logan County.  It is particularly designed to support emerging needs and emergencies.  Click here to review the Community Impact Fund policy.  

Programs to receive United Way funding should further our mission to support the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Logan County. 


$106,9477 was awarded in 2023 via 17 grants to the following organizations.  

  • Bellefontaine Cultural Arts Commission - $15,129 for the Stress Less program.  This is a new after-school art, music, and theatre therapy experience at the Holland Theatre for 100 students in grades 5-12.  Students learn coping skills through these positive outlets with support of local high school teachers, artists, musicians, and therapists from Community Health & Wellness Partners.
  • Bellefontaine High School - $1,000 to cover the cost to bring motivational speaker Roy Hall to present at an all-school assembly.
  • Bellefontaine Police Department - $5,000 to support the cost of repairs and updates to the Driving Simulators.
  • Benjamin Logan High School - $1,200 to support the ROOTS Project, a student-led initiative that empowers students to take control of their mental health and well-being.
  • Indian Lake Development Corporation - $15,000 toward the Capital Campaign to install new pickleball courts on Oldfield Beach at Indian Lake State Park.
  • Journey Living Ministries - $15,000 to provide scholarships for their Greatest of All Time sessions which help people cope with stresses and anxieties in their life.  
  • LifeCare Alliance - $15,000 in supplemental funding to provide meals-on-wheels service to homebound senior citizens in Logan County.
  • Logan County Area on Aging - $500 to support the annual Logan County Senior Day.
  • Logan County Fair - $1,250 - for event sponsorship and support of the annual Livestock Auction.
  • Logan County Health District - $1,000 to purchase new pack and plays for use during their Newborn Visit program to ensure infants have safe sleeping conditions.
  • Lutheran Community Services - $10,200 toward the Capital Campaign for their new building project.
  • Middleburg Community Church - $2,500 to provide weekend backpack meals for students in Benjamin Logan Schools.
  • Prevention Awareness Support Services - $6,168 to provide Mental Health First Aid trainings in Logan County.
  • Riverside Local Schools - $700 to provide feminine hygiene products for middle and high school students.
  • Think Tank - $4,800 - to conduct six Cost of Poverty Experiences through the year.  Three of these were for all staff of Bellefontaine and Benjamin Logan Schools on professional development days.  
  • Village of Russells Point - $5,000 toward the Capital Campaign to install a new Splash Pad in the village park.
  • Warm Clothes for Kids - $7,500 in supplemental funding to provide winter clothes for children in grades K-12.


Funding priority will be given to programs that align with United Way's Strategic Plan and the Community Needs Assessment.  Areas of emphasis include programs that: 

  • Reduce the negative impact of substance abuse in Logan County
  • Reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency and financial wellness
  • Provide long-term, coordinated help for people with rent, utilities, and housing
  • Strengthen and stabilize the local workforce
  • Address mental health
  • Keep children safe and healthy 
  • Serve the aging population
  • Promote healthy living
  • Provide access to Resources

There is no deadline to apply.  But our Allocations Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (at 7:30 a.m. here in our office).  Applications received a week in advance of the 2nd Wednesday can be considered that month.  You and/or a representative from the applying organization would be invited to attend the meeting to make your case for your project and for the committee to ask questions they may have.  They deliberate and make a funding recommendation to the full Board of Trustees, which meets the 4th Tuesday of each month.  We let you know the outcome the next day.  If awarded funds, recipient organizations will be required to complete a Funded Program Report upon the expenditure of United Way dollars.

For more information about the Community Impact Fund, please contact us at (937) 592-2886.


All applicants are required to have or create an account to complete and submit your application.  Keep your user name and password handy so that you can "save a draft" and return to complete your submission.  Also this user name and password will continue to be used for future applications.
  • LOGIN HERE (If you already have a user name and password)
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT (New users only - an email will be sent to you.  You will have to check your e-mail, verify your registration, and set up a password.  Upon logging, in you'll be taken to the homepage.  From there, you can click the link to return to the Agency Application.)
  • RESET YOUR PASSWORD (if your email has been used previously, you can reset your password)
  • LOGOUT (Be sure to log out once you have saved your draft or submitted your application)


Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Do not leave any blanks; enter N/A if not applicable.

Want to download the complete list of questions asked on the application so you can work on them and collect the responses without going into the application?  Download them here.