United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is a community-driven organization. Each fall, fund raising is conducted through employee campaigns, direct mail solicitation and special events for the purpose of helping to meet the health and human service needs of the residents of the Mahoning Valley. Programs providing services compete for funding available on the basis of real need, quality management practices, collaborative efforts, and evidence of measurable results.
United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is committed to real change and will fund programs that make a difference. Applicant agencies are asked to provide measurable outcomes that result in changes in participant knowledge, attitude, behavior, skills, values, condition or status. Funded program must also have effective tools and methods in place, addressing both the quantity and quality of services provided, that enable program evaluation.