WE HELP PEOPLE.
We help people by giving them the tools to help themselves. We partner with organizations and agencies through evidence-based programs that make a measurable impact into OUR Tarrant County community.
The social challenges our community faces – violence, both neighborhood and domestic; poverty; low graduation rates; and ever-increasing numbers of older adults and their caregivers – are incredibly complex and interrelated. These are not single, isolated issues. And there are no single, easy solutions. United Way of Tarrant County focuses on improving the lives of the people that live in our community through Education, Income and Health, which are the root causes to most of the problems in the community.
So, we looked deeper, to the three underlying areas that affect everything else: education, income and health. And we partnered with local organizations to create programs that could help people in Tarrant County LEARN WELL, EARN WELL and LIVE WELL – independently.
We have a 10-year vision to improve lives through Education, Income and Health. We call them our BOLD GOALS.
- EDUCATION: 8,000 students at risk of dropping out will have graduated on time by the year 2020.
- INCOME: 24,000 working-class families will be on the path of financial stability by the year 2020.
- HEALTH: We will have improved the lives of 17,000 adults with ongoing health concerns.
We collaborate with business leaders, councils, resource groups and members of our community to determine the most effective and efficient ways to improve our community, raise awareness on vital issues and be a community leader for change.
We fundraise year round to support the change and reach our milestone bold goals every year. We report our results of our work each year in an Annual Report, which is distributed to donors, supporters and the general public.
Tarrant County is a great place to live. We’ve been here for over 90 years and it’s our home.