United Way of Tarrant County Announces $2.65 Million Community Investment

United Way of Tarrant County announced on June 23 the investment of $2.65 million in the community through its Reimagine and Rebuild Tarrant County Fund, the Veterans Fund and the Women United Fund.

The investment provides funding to 54 organizations to address ongoing social challenges related to basic needs, affordable housing/homelessness, education, healthcare and transportation. The funding also addresses inequities and disparities in Tarrant County.

This is in addition to more than $5.5 million in emergency relief funds invested in the community over the past year to help those in need as a result of COVID-19. United Way of Tarrant County also awarded more than $430,000 to organizations and individuals affected by February’s Uri winter storm.

“The Tarrant County community has been greatly impacted by the pandemic and the winter storm,” said Leah King, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “The amount of suffering and grief was overwhelming, and we are only just beginning to recover. Through generous donations from corporations, foundations and individuals, United Way of Tarrant County is able to provide ongoing, long-term support to the community as we all strive to get through these difficult times.

Reinventing and Rebuilding the Tarrant County Fund

The Reimagine and Rebuild Tarrant County Fund was established to provide long-term assistance to the community as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund provides meals for seniors, students and families, assistance with rent, mortgages and utilities and other basic needs. The fund is also used to create employment development and training programs, K-12 educational programs and college readiness, and general and mental health programs.

Funding recipients include:

AIDS Awareness Center $90,000

Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter $45,000 American Red Cross $75,000 Arlington Charities $48,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Tarrant County $129,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County $50,000 Catholic Charities Fort Worth $90,000 Child Care Associates $90,000 Clayton Youth $70,000 Communities in Greater Tarrant County Schools $62,500 Community Frontline $12,500 Community Learning Center Inc. $100,000 Community Link $15,000 Como Lions Heart $17,500 DASH Network $17,500 Dental Health Arlington $35,000 Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition $15,000 Girls, Inc. Can Still Shine $5,600 Ladder Alliance $90,000 Lena Pope $70,000 Marriage Management $17,500 Meals on Wheels $75,000 Opening Doors for women in need $14,000 Pathfinders $90,000 Presbyterian Night Shelter $77,000 Reading Partners $87,500 Resource Recovery Council $55,400 R osa es Rojo $17,500 SafeHaven $129,000 Salvation Army $90,000 Southwest D iabetic Foundation $27,500 Tarrant Literacy Coalition $20,000 The Women’s Center $100,000

United Community Centers $60,000

veterans fund

United Way launched its Veterans Fund in 2013 with a generous contribution from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and an additional donation from Bell. The funding is dedicated to supporting military service members returning to civilian life in the Tarrant County area, including counseling, career and financial coaching, substance abuse treatment and other high-priority needs.

This year’s funding includes:

  • 22 Kill $15,000
  • Community Learning Center Inc. $69,000
  • Destiny Point $12,500
  • Fundraising $63,000
  • Wedding management $12,000
  • Visions MHMR $35,000
  • Pathfinders $49,000
  • Recovery Resource Council $60,000
  • Servolution Network $33,500
  • Tarrant County Veterans Court $15,000
  • Volunteers of America TX $36,000

United Women’s Fund

The Women United Fund, established in 2008, is allocated to organizations that support both women and girls through services and programs that provide quality education, improve job skills and broaden the possibility of changing their lives in other ways.

Grants from the Women United Fund have been awarded to:

  • Campfire $5,000
  • Child care associates $5,000
  • Ladder Alliance $35,000
  • Volunteers of America TX $5,000

Jill E. Washington