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United Way of the Coastal Bend Gives Over $2.5 Million to Area Organizations

Funds support local organizations and specific programs that change lives long-term

United Way of the Coastal Bend celebrated today with 46 organizations that will receive a total of $2,554,653 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year – a 10% increase from the previous year. These organizations span 60 Coastal Bend communities and serve people in the areas of education, health and financial stability.  

In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, United Way of the Coastal Bend’s funded partners helped more than 130,000 people. 

Unless otherwise designated, funds given to the non-profit go into the Community Investment Fund, which is then divided into grants awarded to local programs based on an in-depth reporting system overseen by a volunteer panel of donors from the community. 

“The ongoing generosity of our donors and the great work done by these organizations are key factors in improving the Coastal Bend for all of us,” said Libby Averyt, President & CEO of United Way of the Coastal Bend. “We are eternally grateful to our donors for their gifts and will continue to ensure that every dollar is maximized so our friends and neighbors get the help that they need.”

These 46 organizations work toward specific goals within the non-profit’s three areas of focus mentioned above – education, health and financial stability. Direct services provided by United Way of the Coastal Bend’s grant-funded programs go beyond offering a hand up from unforeseen circumstances and life events, producing long-term independence and life-changing results. 

Recipients (listed in alphabetical order):

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