United Way of Tarrant County Announces Nearly $2.7 Million in Community Investment, Including for Arlington Nonprofits

United Way of Tarrant County Announces Nearly $2.7 Million in Community Investment, Including for Arlington Nonprofits

To support its efforts to provide long-term, systemic solutions to current social challenges, United Way of Tarrant County today announced the investment of nearly $2.7 million in 54 North Texas community agencies through contributions to United Way of Tarrant County. Community Fund, Veterans Fund and Women United Fund.

The funds will be used to address ongoing issues requiring significant attention, such as access to affordable housing, educational resources, health care and transportation services. The selected organizations are committed to dismantling the barriers at the origin of the existing disparities.

“Life in North Texas is much different than it was three years ago for many of our family, friends and neighbors,” said Leah King, President and CEO of United Way. of Tarrant County. “As we continue to recover from the pandemic, our community faces new, more difficult challenges. From extreme weather to record inflation, families are struggling. Thanks to generous donations from corporations, foundations and individuals, United Way of Tarrant County is able to help the community overcome these obstacles.

Community fund

Donors who contribute to the United Way of Tarrant County Community Fund ensure that vital resources are available in the local community. This fund provides meals for seniors, educational programs for K-12 students, rent and utility assistance for families, job development and training programs for our workforce. workforce, prevention and mental health programs, and many other basic resources. Funding recipients include:

  • AB Christian Learning Center: $24,000
  • ACH Child and Family Services: $90,000
  • AIDS Awareness Center, Inc.: $50,000
  • Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas: $50,000
  • Arlington Charities, Inc.: $20,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tarrant County: $20,000
  • Grand Tarrant County Boys and Girls Clubs: $45,000
  • Camp Fire First Texas: $16,000
  • Cancer care services: $25,000
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth: $90,000
  • Center for Transforming Lives: $25,000
  • Haven of Christ for Children: $90,000
  • Clayton Youth Enrichment: $90,000
  • Communities in Grand Tarrant County Schools: $60,000
  • Community Enrichment Center: $75,000
  • Dental Health for Arlington, Inc.: $35,000
  • GRACE (Grapevine Relief & Community Exchange): $10,000
  • Plains Girl Scouts from Oklahoma to Texas: $20,000
  • Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County: $91,000
  • Tarrant County Healthy Collaboration: $17,500
  • Texas Hispanic Women’s Network – Fort Worth: $8,000
  • I Can Still SHINE program: $5,600
  • Chisholm Trail Junior Enterprise: $25,000
  • Lena Pope House: $24,000
  • Lunch box of love: $8,000
  • Maroon 9 Community Enrichment Organization: $20,000
  • Tarrant County Meals on Wheels: $90,000
  • Metro sports field: $17,500
  • New Day Inc.: $17,500
  • Scouts: $75,000
  • Tarrant County Presbyterian Overnight Shelter: $84,000
  • Reading Partners: $82,500

    Recovery Resource Council: $68,270

    Rosa Es Rojo, Inc.: $20,000

  • Tarrant County SafeHaven: $90,000
  • Seasons of Change, Incorporated: $100,000
  • Servolution Network: $50,000
  • Southwest Diabetic Foundation: $27,500
  • Tarrant County Samaritan Housing, Inc.: $90,000
  • Tarrant Literacy Coalition: $20,000
  • Taste project: $70,000
  • Tarrant County Women’s Center: $90,000
  • United Community Centers, Inc.: $93,750
  • Urban Strategies: $15,000
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Worth: $100,000

veterans fund

United Way launched its Veterans Fund in 2013 with corporate contributions from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and Bell. The funding helps service members transition back to civilian life in the Tarrant County area through services such as counseling, job and financial support, addiction treatment and other high priority needs. This year’s funding recipients include:

  • Community Learning Center Inc. : $53,535
  • Fund raising: $56,250
  • Metrocare services: $64,000
  • nPower: $60,000
  • Scouts: $51,215
  • Recovery Resource Council: $50,000
  • STEPS with horses: $25,000
  • Servolution Network: $40,000

United Women’s Fund

Established in 2008, the Women United Fund supports organizations that empower and invest in women and girls. These organizations provide services and programs that provide quality education, improve job skills, and expand the ability to change lives in other ways. Recipients were honored on stage at the annual Women United Investing in Impact luncheon in May. Women United Fund grants have been awarded to:

  • RiverTree Academy: $20,000
  • Tarrant County Women’s Center: $40,000

About United Way of Tarrant County

United Way of Tarrant County has been working to improve the lives of members of our communities since 1922. As a leading nonprofit, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people with its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100% of donations going to the selected agency or cause.

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