United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We raise funding by partnering with community minded business on employee campaigns and fundraisers. We then distribute the money through an allocations process with recommendations of your fellow donors. Thank you for your consideration to donate to the United Way of he Upper Ohio Valley.

Annual Campaign

When you donate to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Annual Campaign, you are supporting agencies that help children who need extra support, the elderly who need assistance, and families who have fallen on hard times. Making a financial contribution to our nonprofit agency in northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio introduces knowledge, companionship, activity and help to our neighbors in Brooke County, Ohio County, Marshall County, Wetzel County, Tyler County, Belmont County and Monroe County. Every donation is vital to the success of our mission and we thank you for anything you can give.

Donate with a credit card HERE or send checks to:

United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley

1307 Chapline Street – Wheeling, WV 26003

The United Way of the Upper Ohio funds a network of agencies and programs that respond to a variety of important social service needs in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler Counties in West Virginia, and Belmont and Monroe Counties in Ohio.

The United Way also works with community agencies to encouraging collaboration.  Our Community Impact Grant Writer, Tina Morris, helps local nonprofit agencies look for, navigate and secure grants to help with program funding and other needs.  If you are a 501c3 looking for a grant writing consultant, please email


Holiday Feeding Program

Are you looking for a way to help families in the upper Ohio valley this holiday season? You can help feed local families by donating to the United Way and Information Helpline Holiday Feeding Program.

Under privileged families receive turkeys at Thanksgiving and hams at Christmas, accompanied with all the “fixins” to make a meal at holiday meal at home.

If you know of a family in need of the Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, please have them call Information Helpline at (304) 233-6300.

If you wish to make a donation towards this program, you can send a check to 1307 Chapline St, Wheeling, WV, 26003 or donate below.

Operation Toy Lift

Help give local kids a good holiday buy donating new toys to Operation Toy Lift.  The Wheeling Police Department, in conjunction with the Belmont County Sheriff’s Department, the United Way and several Ohio Valley Businesses are joining forces for Operation Toy Lift December 5th.  We will be collecting new toys for kids in our area this holiday season.  Local celebrities will be up in the bucket, waiving to shoppers, from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Donations can be dropped off at the Ohio Valley Mall parking lot and monetary donations can be made to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley Attn. Toy Lift.  All monetary donations will go towards helping local families this holidays season!

Wheeling City Council’s Silly Holiday Suit Fundraiser

Help make local kids holidays better while encouraging some silliness and style from the City of Wheeling Council Members.

If a total of $3,000 is raised, several members of council and city staff will wear silly holiday suits to the Dec. 15 council meeting.

Through the United Way, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Operation Toy lift, providing underprivileged children with gifts this holiday season.

Spare Change

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley has launched a new way of giving called Spare Change. The program works by rounding up your purchases to the nearest dollar and the “spare change” comes to the United Way.  So, if you make a $22.75 purchase, it gets rounded up to $23.00 and that extra 25 cents goes to the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.
We have always said that every penny makes a difference!

Sign up for Spare Change:


United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

100% of your donations will STAY LOCAL and help residents of the upper Ohio Valley.

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is very proud of the efforts our United Way member agencies are taking to help the community through the restrictions in place due to COVID-19.  Our funded partners, along with many other non-profit agencies, have jumped into action quickly focusing on concerns of families during this confusing time.  As reigns tighten to control this out break, our agencies’ resources are not only helpful but are a necessity.  Large unexpected needs are tough on non-profit agencies’ budgets and we are asking our corporate and individual donors to consider supporting their efforts.

If you know of an agency responding to urgent needs, please consider donating to that organization.  If you want to help and are looking for an avenue to do so, this is where the United Way can help.  All year long, we raise money from community minded businesses and individuals through our annual campaign.  Then through our allocations process, the money is distributed to agencies in the upper Ohio Valley that are serving the toughest needs.  For this COVID-19 situation, we have made a special Community Response and Recovery Fund.  As the funding is being collected, we will be taking applications from 501c3 agencies that are helping families that are in crisis due to the restrictions in place.  Our staff and allocations committee will quickly review the applications and fund agencies that are supporting those efforts.  100% of your donations will STAY LOCAL and help residents of the upper Ohio Valley.

The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley is this community’s giving plan and we are proud to be able to help connect donors to solutions.  Thank you for supporting your neighbors.

Lace Up For Kids

Lace Up For Kids helps families in need to get a brand new pair of sneakers for their school age children to start the new school year. The need is great so donations are essential!

Wendy’s, WTOV9 and United Way have teamed up to help children in grades k-12 to get a brand new pair of tennis shoes to start the new school year in. Families can apply for each of their school age children to get a new pair of sneakers if they live in the counties of Brooke, Ohio and Marshall in WV or Belmont in OH.

Endowment Fund

Since 1931 the United Way has partnered with individuals, businesses and organizations in support of local social service programs, therefore maximizing the effectiveness of a single donation. In 1999, the United Way created an Endowment Fund with the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. Today, income generated by this Fund offsets the administrative/operational expenses of the agency. Our goal is to increase the principle of the Endowment Fund so that the income meets the United Way’s total administrative/operating expenses. To that end, all of the funds raised from our Annual Campaign would be paid out to our United Way Agencies.