About Us

It is the mission of the United Way of the Coastal Bend to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.

United Way of the Coastal Bend believes that every young person should have a quality education, every family should have a decent job that pays the bills, and that every child and adult should be able to live a healthy and thriving life.

We have played an integral role in South Texas for 81 years.  Originally a financial resource for other nonprofits, the organization has evolved into a vital asset to the Coastal Bend, collaborating with community organizations and a multitude of businesses. Because of this collaboration, the United Way has helped tens of thousands of people living in the nine-county service area better their lives. 

Committed to seeing the people of the community succeed, thrive and grow, United Way believes Change the Coastal Bend for Good is being turned from an idea into a reality.