United Way of Central Texas, Inc.
Led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local citizens from all walks of life, United Way of Central Texas is a locally-governed, autonomous, 501(c)(3) organization that has been efficiently mobilizing resources to advance the common good in our community since its founding in 1951.
In order to improve lives in Central Texas, United Way of Central Texas focuses on the four building blocks of life: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs. A healthy community learns well, earns well, and lives well. Through initiatives and investments guided by community volunteers, United Way of Central Texas advances the common good in conjunction with its many partner agencies and community impact partners.
United Way of Central Texas is not alone in this endeavor – local United Ways across the country and across the globe are hard at work improving their communities by advancing the common good. Though each United Way operates independently of one another and independently of United Way Worldwide, we are all united by the shared goal of advancing the common good.
Even in Central Texas, we all LIVE UNITED in our own separate ways. Everyone in our community has something to offer, a unique skill or knowledge or passion that they can use to LIVE UNITED. UWCT's primary service area includes the cities of Temple, Belton, Salado, and Troy— with new regional partnerships that extend targeted health services throughout Bell, Milam, Coryell, Lampasas, Hamilton, Mills, and San Saba counties.
UWCT is implementing a transformative Community Impact strategy to enhance its role in the community—particularly, as it relates to supporting evidence-based health, education, and financial stability initiatives. This strategy is driving UWCT towards an improved identity as an impact-oriented, results-driven community collaborator and problem solver. UWCT's Community Impact strategy includes the following components:
- Making strategic investments in community organizations and programs striving to promote health, education, and financial self-sufficiency initiatives,
- Identifying emerging needs and service gaps at the local level,
- Collecting data and measuring outcomes consistently across nonprofit network,
- Systems thinking and root cause analysis of community problems,
- Fostering strategic partnerships and collaborations;
- Capacity building with nonprofit partners;
- Direct program management; and,
- Mutually reinforcing differentiated, yet coordinated services across community organizations.
This strategy uniquely positions UWCT into a role as a community mobilizer to improve social outcomes by organizing cross-sector groups of community nonprofits to enhance an often inefficient, fragmented health and human service delivery system.