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 over 80 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, we have helped tens of thousands of people living in 60 Coastal Bend communities better their lives.
We're committed to seeing the people of the community succeed, thrive and grow. We must LIVE UNITED because united, we all win!
- Diversity is an asset that enables our organization to understand and value differences. We actively seek collaborations with differing identities, such as race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion and age. By bringing together individuals with different backgrounds, experiences and ways of thinking, we can collectively and more effectively address the issues facing our communities.
- Equity ensures everyone access to opportunities for a healthy and safe life. We recognize that advantages and barriers exist, and that, as a result, we all don't all start from the same place. Equity is a process that continues to address that imbalance. We place a priority on support for vulnerable populations with our investments and our partnerships.
- Inclusion is the active, intentional and ongoing engagement with diverse populations that ensures all people are welcomed, valued and heard. We strive to maintain a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation and contribution of all.