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United Way of Putnam County
1800 N. Perry St. Suite 109 P.O. Box 472
Ottawa, OH 45875


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The United Way of Putnam County provides an effective and efficient means for the community to support a network of local non-profit agencies, each working together to build a stronger community. Neighbor helping neighbor, we are leading the way in advancing the common good for all in Putnam County. 


When you give to the United Way of Putnam County, you help LOCAL people – your friends, family, and neighbors.

100% of your gift stays right here in Putnam County.



Campaign Timeline

        The annual United Way campaign in Putnam County always begins September 1 and ends October 31.

        In preparation, “Breakfast of Champions”, a training event for employee campaign managers is held on the 4th Thursday of August.

        The Campaign Kick-off is held on the fourth Thursday of September. In 2014, the United Way Kick-off took on a popular signature event, the Putnam County Wing Championship. In 2015, the United Way added an Agency Fair, displaying information on the services provided by the Partner Agencies.

        September through October, a group of campaign volunteers conduct the annual fund drive, canvasing businesses and 1 in every 3 Putnam County households.

        Back Yard BBQ - held in the parking lot of the United Way. Volunteers grill up lunch for the community. The public is invited to dine in or carry out for the cost of a free will offering.

        The Annual Business Meeting and Campaign Celebration is held on the 3rd Thursday of January. At this event, donors and volunteers are recognized for their support of the United Way campaign.


Make a one-time donation via our secure online payment system:


Or checks can be sent to: United Way of Putnam County, P.O. Box 472, Ottawa, OH 45875



United Way partners with Putnam County employers to raise funds to support the work of our 16 Partner Agencies. Employee campaigns are the most efficient way to raise funds for United Way. 

Our Community Partners (employee groups of 3 or more) include: Ag Credit, ERA Geyer-Noakes Realty, FLR Insurance, First Federal Bank of Ottawa, First National Bank of Pandora, Fort Jennings State Bank, Fortman Insurance Services, Huntington Bank, Kahle Electric, Kalida Manufacturing, Inc., Knueve & Sons Inc.,  Kuhlman Builders, Northwest Physical Therapy, Ottawa Walmart, Palpac Industries, Poet Biorefining, Pro-Tec Coating Company, Putnam County Employees, Putnam County District Libraries, Putnam County Educational Service Center, Putnam County Local Schools,  RK Industries, Schroeder & Co. LLC, The Pizzeria, The Union Bank Company, United Way Partner Agencies, Unverferth Manufacturing, Village of Ottawa, and Whirlpool Corporation.


For information or materials needed to conduct an employee campaign for United Way, visit our Campaign page or give us a call at 419-523-4505




Volunteers make it all happen.






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