United Way Tarrant announces $2.1M community investment

In support of its efforts to provide systemic solutions to ongoing social challenges, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) announced the investment of $2.1 million in 66 community-based programs supporting North Texas, thanks to contributions from the community to the organization’s Community Fund.

The funds go toward efforts focused on providing near- and long-term support within UWTC’s four primary focus areas: 

  • Community response — providing the basics for daily needs, disaster relief, and military and veteran families.
  • Community health — ensuring a community where everyone can be safe and healthy, focusing on underserved neighbors, women, children, older adults and those with disabilities.
  • Financial empowerment — equipping individuals with the tools for independence, from financial literacy to stable housing and transportation.
  • Education and learning — preparing the current and future workforce to contribute to their success and community.

“As quickly as our community grows, so does the need. By supporting programs led by UWTC and local organizations doing great work in our community, we’re creating a more vibrant, stronger Tarrant County,” said Leah M. King, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “We’re grateful for the generous donations from companies, foundations and individuals to our Community Fund, which allows UWTC to bolster the community.”

Donors contributing to UWTC’s Community Fund ensure vital resources are available in the local community. The fund is instrumental in providing nutritious meals for older adults, implementing educational programs for PreK-12 students, extending much-needed assistance with rent and utilities for struggling families, supporting veteran services across North Texas, and providing a wide array of other indispensable resources that fulfill basic needs.

A portion of the funds support three UWTC programs:

  • Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County (community health), which provides a variety of services in support of older adults, those with disabilities and caregivers in the Metroplex.
  • Mission United initiative (community response), which covers every area of support needed by veterans, active-duty military and their families.
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (financial empowerment), which offers free income tax services to tens of thousands of households earning $60,000 or less.

Other funding recipients include:

OrganizationProgram Focus
AB Christian Learning CenterEducation & Learning
Ability Connection TexasCommunity Health
ACH Child and Family ServicesFinancial Empowerment
AIDS Outreach CenterFinancial Empowerment
Alliance Child & Family SolutionsCommunity Health
Alzheimer’s Association of North CentralCommunity Health
American Red Cross, North Texas RegionCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Arlington Charities, Inc.Community Response/ Financial Empowerment
Arlington Life ShelterFinancial Empowerment
Big Brothers Big Sisters of TarrantEducation & Learning
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater TarrantEducation & Learning
Camp Fire First TexasEducation & Learning
Cancer Care ServicesCommunity Health
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort WorthFinancial Empowerment
Center for Transforming LivesEducation & Learning
Child Care AssociatesEducation & Learning
Chris Howell FoundationCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Christ’s Haven for ChildrenCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Clayton YES!Education & Learning
Communities in Schools of Greater TarrantEducation & Learning
Community Enrichment CenterCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Community FrontlineCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Community Learning Center, Inc.Community Response/ Financial Empowerment
Dental Health for Arlington, Inc.Community Health
DFW Asylum Seeker Housing NetworkFinancial Empowerment
Foundation CommunitiesCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
G.R.A.C.E.Financial Empowerment
Girls Incorporated of Tarrant CountyEducation & Learning
Guardianship Services, Inc.Community Response/ Financial Empowerment
inspirEDEducation & Learning
Junior Achievement of the ChisholmEducation & Learning
Lena Pope HomeEducation & Learning
LVTRiseCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Mansfield Mission CenterCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Maroon 9Education & Learning
Meals on Wheels of Tarrant CountyCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Mercy ClinicCommunity Health
Mission Central MetroplexEducation & Learning
New Day ArlingtonCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
NewDay Services for Children & FamiliesCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
nPowerCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Pathfinders of Tarrant CountyCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Presbyterian Night Shelter of TarrantFinancial Empowerment
Project TransformationEducation & Learning
Reading PartnersEducation & Learning
Recovery Resource CouncilCommunity Health
Rosa Es Rojo, IncCommunity Health
STEPS With HorsesCommunity Health
SafeHaven of Tarrant CountyFinancial Empowerment
Seasons of Change, IncorporatedCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Servolution NetworkFinancial Empowerment
Sixty & BetterCommunity Health
Southwestern Diabetic FoundationCommunity Health
Tarrant County Academy of MedicineCommunity Health
Tarrant Literacy CoalitionEducation & Learning
Taste ProjectCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
The Ladder AllianceCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
The Salvation Army of Tarrant CountyFinancial Empowerment
The Women’s Center of Tarrant CountyCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
United Community Centers, Inc.Education & Learning
Urban StrategiesCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
Volunteers of America TexasCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort WorthCommunity Response/ Financial Empowerment publishes every week.
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