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Funded Partners

Invested in Organizations that Change Lives

United Way of the Coastal Bend puts your donations toward advancing the common good and changing lives long-term in our community. As a donor, you can rest assured that the local nonprofit organizations receiving your investment are being carefully monitored in the areas of quality programming, governance, finance and administration.

How the Funding Process Works

To create lasting change, funds are distributed to Coastal Bend organizations and programs with great care. As a donor, you have two options when it comes to giving: donate to the Community Investment Fund or designate your gift to a particular organization. 

Community Investment Fund

The Community Investment Fund is the general fund we use to invest in programs that align with our strategic goals in educationhealth and financial stability. To ensure fairness and transparency, grants given to funded partner programs are decided by panels of donor volunteers, then are voted on by our board of directors. Giving to the Community Investment Fund maximizes your gift as the money goes to high-performing, vetted programs that address the current needs of the community.


Donating your well-earned money is a deeply personal choice and commitment. All gifts make a real difference and we encourage you to give in a way that speaks to you. That's why we've expanded our list of designation organizations. We now work with more than 50 organizations that can put your generous gift to good use. 

Funding Recipients (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

Amistad Community Health Center

Aransas Pass for Youth

Bee County Adult Literacy Council

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

Boy Scouts of America – South Texas Council

Boys & Girls Club of Alice

Boys & Girls Club of Beeville

Boys & Girls Club of Kingsville

Boys & Girls Club of Live Oak County

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend

Brush Country CASA

CASA of Bee, Live Oak and McMullen Counties

CASA of the Coastal Bend

Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi

Cenikor Foundation – Corpus Christi

Coastal Bend Food Bank

Corpus Christi Hope House

Corpus Christi Literacy Council

Corpus Christi Metro Ministries

Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Family Counseling Service

Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas

Goodwill Industries of South Texas

Greenwood-Molina Children’s Center

Habitat for Humanity – Corpus Christi

Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council

Live Oak Community Health Center

Live Oak Community Child Welfare Board

Mary McLeod Bethune Early Child Development Nursery

Mission of Mercy

Mother Teresa Shelter

Neighborhood Centers of Corpus Christi

OATH Open Arms Thankful Hearts

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Corpus Christi

San Patricio County Adult Literacy Council

Sinton for Youth

Success By 6 Early Childhood Initiative

The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Coastal Bend

The Purple Door

The Salvation Army – Corpus Christi

Timon’s Ministries

USO South Texas

Wesley Community Center

West Side Helping Hand

YMCA of the Coastal Bend

YWCA of Corpus Christi