In the public’s mind, United Way is the leading fundraising nonprofit organization throughout the country. With 1,400 United Ways nationwide, the movement raises over $4.1 billion annually. In Texas, United Ways of Texas members raise almost $250 million each year. This money alone, however, cannot solve Texas’ greatest community challenges.
Today, United Ways are building upon their greatest resource to improve community conditions: the power of community collaboration. Local United Ways build productive relationships between philanthropists, the public sector, and leaders in both the for- and non-profit business communities to identify and implement solutions based on the needs in their communities. Across Texas, local United Ways lead community-driven initiatives, including: Early childhood education coalitions to address barriers to school readiness for children under age 6, including immunizations. Grassroots community engagement to improve high school graduation andcollege-readiness.
Local information and referral collaborations through the 2-1-1 dialing code. Economic development efforts including Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)awareness and Family Financial Stability initiatives. Who We Are United Ways of Texas is the voluntary state association of Texas United Ways. With 70 United Way members, the association works to represent the public policy interests of our members, provide members education opportunities and lead statewide initiatives designed to improve Texas communities.
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