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United Way of the Coastal Bend is working to advance the common good through the areas of Education, Income and Health. As a United Way donor, you can be assured that the nonprofit organizations receiving your investment are being carefully monitored in the areas of quality programming, governance, finance and administration. We work with programs that are serving the six county area including: Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces and San Patricio. Together we can make the Coastal Bend a better place to live, work and raise a family.
Volunteer opportunities are available at many of our Funded Partners - assisting in a local free cafeteria; helping victims of domestic violence; reading to children in a day-care or after-school program; or teaching adults to read. Please contact the organization you are interested in directly to offer your time and energy. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.
On April 23, 2012, United Way of the Coastal Bend hosted a news conference announcing over $3.5 million in community investment to be made in programs that operate under the three Community Impact Areas: EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH. These investments represent dollars raised during the 2011 United Way annual workplace and individual giving campaign, and special events.
- Review a complete list of Community Investment funding here.
Education (Funded programs list)
Education encompasses learning from birth, including physical, social, emotional and cognitive milestones, exposure to caring adults willing to mentor and teach, the opportunity to learn life skills which will impact future academic, employment and social opportunities.
Our goal is for children to reach developmental milestones, achieve academic success and develop strong life skills which will impact future academic, employment and social opportunities.
Income (Funded programs list)
Income includes the required stability in one’s life to achieve sustained employment and the opportunity to gain skills required to obtain and keep employment.
We are striving for individuals and families to be able to meet basic financial needs, increase their employability, and gain and grow assets leading to financial independence.
Health (Funded programs list)
Health includes access to health services and information to promote healthy lifestyles, ensure safety from violence, reduce substance abuse and provide access to basic health care.
Our goal is to provide a framework of information, education and services to promote a healthy lifestyle for all citizens.