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United Way of Tarrant County announces $2.7 million in community investments

In support of its efforts to provide long-term, systemic solutions to ongoing social challenges, United Way of Tarrant County today announced the investment of nearly $2.7 million in 54 community-based agencies across North Texas, thanks to contributions to United Way of Tarrant County’s Community Fund, Veterans Fund and Women United Fund.

The funds will be used to address enduring issues requiring substantial attention such as access to affordable housing, educational resources, health care and transportation services. The selected organizations are committed to dismantling the barriers causing existing disparities.

“Life in North Texas looks much different than it did three years ago for many of our family members, friends and neighbors,” said Leah King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “As we continue to recover from the pandemic, our community is faced with new, tougher challenges. Whether it is extreme weather conditions or record-breaking inflation, families are struggling. Through generous donations from companies, foundations and individuals, United Way of Tarrant County is able to provide support to the community in overcoming these barriers.”

Community Fund

Donors contributing to United Way of Tarrant County’s Community Fund ensure that vital resources are available in the local community. This fund provides meals for senior citizens, educational programs for PreK-12 students, assistance with rent and utilities for families, job development and training programs for our workforce, preventative and mental health programs, as well as many other basic needs resources. Recipients of funding include:

  • AB Christian Learning Center: $24,000 
  • ACH Child and Family Services: $90,000
  • AIDS Outreach Center, Inc.: $50,000 
  • Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas: $50,000 
  • Arlington Charities, Inc.: $20,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tarrant County: $20,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County: $45,000                        
  • Camp Fire First Texas: $16,000
  • Cancer Care Services: $25,000 
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth: $90,000
  • Center for Transforming Lives: $25,000                       
  • Christ’s Haven for Children: $90,000
  • Clayton Youth Enrichment: $90,000
  • Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant County: $60,000
  • Community Enrichment Center: $75,000
  • Dental Health for Arlington, Inc.: $35,000
  • G.R.A.C.E. (Grapevine Relief & Community Exchange): $10,000
  • Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains: $20,000
  • Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County: $91,000
  • Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration: $17,500
  • Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas – Fort Worth: $8,000
  • I Can Still SHINE Program: $5,600
  • Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail: $25,000
  • Lena Pope Home: $24,000
  • Lunch Box of Love: $8,000
  • Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization: $20,000
  • Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County: $90,000
  • Metro Sports Fieldhouse: $17,500 
  • New Day Inc.: $17,500
  • Pathfinders: $75,000
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County: $84,000
  • Reading Partners: $82,500
  • Recovery Resource Council: $68,270 
  • Rosa Es Rojo, Inc: $20,000
  • SafeHaven of Tarrant County: $90,000
  • Seasons of Change, Incorporated: $100,000
  • Servolution Network: $50,000 
  • Southwestern Diabetic Foundation: $27,500
  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc.: $90,000
  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition: $20,000   
  • Taste Project: $70,000
  • The Women’s Center of Tarrant County: $90,000
  • United Community Centers, Inc.: $93,750
  • Urban Strategies: $15,000
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth: $100,000

Veterans Fund

United Way launched its Veterans Fund in 2013 with corporate contributions from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and Bell. The funding helps military service members returning to civilian life in the Tarrant County area through services such as counseling, career and financial coaching, addiction treatment and other high-priority needs. This year’s funding recipients include:

  • Community Learning Center Inc.: $53,535
  • Lift Fund: $56,250
  • Metrocare Services: $64,000
  • nPower: $60,000
  • Pathfinders: $51,215
  • Recovery Resource Council: $50,000
  • S.T.E.P.S. with Horses: $25,000
  • Servolution Network: $40,000

Women United Fund

Established in 2008, the Women United Fund supports organizations that empower and invest in women and girls. These organizations provide services and programs that garner a quality education, enhance job skills and extend the opportunity to change lives in other ways. Recipients were honored onstage at the annual Women United Investing in Impact Luncheon in May. Women United Fund grants were awarded to:

  • RiverTree Academy: $20,000
  • The Women’s Center of Tarrant County: $40,000

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