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NEWS

A Year to Remember

The 2015-2016 United Way of Tarrant County Annual Report is now available. (See it here.) It covers memorable events and accomplishments during United Way’s July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 fiscal year.

Through the united efforts of thousands of United Way supporters across Tarrant County, our community was able to realize achievements like these:

  • 31,000 Fort Worth ISD students visited United Way GO Centers to learn about career options and how to apply for college admission, scholarships and financial aid.
  • $13.4 million in Tax Refunds was produced by United Way VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Centers, including $5.2 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.
  • 8,400 lives were touched by LIVE WELL programs that help adults with ongoing health concerns and their caregivers.
  • NFL Character Playbook was launched in schools across North Texas through our partnership with the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Over a million callers were served by our 2-1-1 information and referral service over the last 5 years.
  • 430,000 meals were provided to older adults, thanks to funding from United Way’s Area Agency on Aging to AAA partners.
  • $27.2 million in total revenue was raised during 2015-2016.
  • 4,876 volunteers gave 39,008 service hours worth $975,000.
  • An Out of School Time Report was published by United Way-Arlington to provide a snapshot of where Arlington children spend their time when not in school.
  • NBC4 Anchor Deborah Ferguson emceed a luncheon that celebrated United Way’s accomplishments in Northeast Tarrant County.
  • $2.45 million was invested in the community by Tocqueville Society members.
  • NBA pro Myles Turner, a Bedford native and Indiana Pacers #33, partnered with United Way to encourage community involvement.
  • The 100,000th book was distributed by our local Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program underwritten by Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.
  • $380,000 in Veterans Fund grants went to nonprofits serving service members returning to civilian life, thanks to funding from Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter.

“As committed community stewards, we’re proud of the work done by United Way and our partners in Education, Income and Health,” said United Way President and CEO Tim McKinney. “We’re excited to tackle the new challenges that face our community through partnership and innovation.”

Thank you for joining us to advance the education, financial stability and health of every person, in every community throughout Tarrant County.