United Way of Tarrant County Announces $2.1 Million Community Investment
By United Way of Tarrant County Communications
Posted on October 09, 2023, October 09, 2023

United Way of Tarrant County

In support of its efforts to provide systemic solutions to ongoing social challenges, United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) today announced the investment of $2.1 million in 66 community-based programs supporting Arlington and North Texas, thanks to contributions 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, which includes Arlington-based nonprofit organizations: 

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant
  • Camp Fire First Texas
  • Cancer Care Services
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth
  • Center for Transforming Lives
  • Child Care Associates
  • Chris Howell Foundation
  • Christ's Haven for Children
  • Clayton YES!
  • Communities in Schools of Greater Tarrant
  • Community Enrichment Center
  • Community Frontline
  • Community Learning Center, Inc.
  • Dental Health for Arlington, Inc.
  • DFW Asylum Seeker Housing Network
  • Foundation Communities
  • G.R.A.C.E.
  • Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County
  • Guardianship Services, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of the Chisholm
  • Lena Pope Home
  • LVTRise
  • Mansfield Mission Center
  • Maroon 9
  • Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County
  • Mercy Clinic
  • Mission Central Metroplex
  • New Day Arlington
  • NewDay Services for Children & Families
  • nPower
  • Pathfinders of Tarrant County
  • Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant
  • Project Transformation
  • Reading Partners
  • Recovery Resource Council
  • Rosa Es Rojo, Inc
  • STEPS With Horses
  • SafeHaven of Tarrant County
  • Seasons of Change, Incorporated
  • Servolution Network
  • Sixty & Better
  • Southwestern Diabetic Foundation
  • Tarrant County Academy of Medicine
  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition
  • Taste Project
  • The Ladder Alliance
  • The Salvation Army of Tarrant County
  • The Women's Center of Tarrant County
  • United Community Centers, Inc.
  • Urban Strategies
  • Volunteers of America Texas
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

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