Congratulations to United Way of Tarrant County CEO Tim McKinney for being named the 2016 Top Nonprofit CEO by Fort Worth Business. Tim has been President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) since November 2007. UWTC and its partners help 300,000 people throughout the Tarrant County community every year. This is possible only because of the dedicated support of United Way’s partners, supporters, board members, other volunteers, and staff.
UWTC’s fundraising places it among the top 4% of all United Ways in America. Under Tim’s leadership, United Way of Tarrant County had $158.6 million in total revenue from 2010-2015. During 2014-2015 alone, an initial $18.2 million from the UWTC campaign grew to a $43.4 million return on investment in terms of total benefit to the community.
From 2008 to 2015, grant revenue received by UWTC grew 175%, from $4.8 million to $13.2 million. United Way has seen an endowment fund increase of 68% to $13.4 million since Tim became CEO, providing community resources for years to come. Sound fiscal management practices have earned UWTC a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Tim led the way as UWTC began its results-oriented “impact” work in 2010 around 10-year “bold goals” in the areas of education, income and health. UWTC’s impact work involves more than 100 organizations working together to create a stronger, healthier Tarrant County through strategies that produce lasting change. These community partners include nonprofits, businesses, civic groups, school districts, colleges and universities, and government entities.
Among the results of the first five years of impact work:
- 788 students at risk of dropping out graduated on time, and thousands more are headed for graduation.
- 33,795 middle-school students discovered college and career opportunities at GO Centers.
- 11,648 people improved their financial stability.
- UWTC VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) centers generated $45 million in tax refunds, including $17.2 million in Earned Income Tax Credit.
- 7,363 people with ongoing health concerns enjoyed improved lives.
- 5,230 people received diabetes and nutrition counseling, and 73% saw a 10% reduction in emergency room visits.
Tim was committed to United Way and the betterment of the community as a volunteer for many years before he became its leader. He first became involved with United Way as an Allocations Committee volunteer. Then, as a board member from 1998 to 2004, he served on the Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Finance Committee and Executive Committee. He also was the first chair of the United Way Diversity Committee.