United Way of Denton County has been mobilizing resources to advance the common good since 1951. We are local and autonomous, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit (community-based) organization with a governing board of directors.
United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. To LIVE UNITED is to be part of the change. It takes everyone in the community, working together, to create a brighter future.
The more than 1,300 United Ways throughout America are organizations, made up primarily of experienced volunteers, that help meet health and human service needs through a vast network of local charitable groups, community based organizations, and volunteers. Each United Way is an independent community resource governed by a local board of experienced volunteers. Through a single community wide campaign, United Way raises funds to help meet local community impact goals.
United Way of Denton County only funds agencies, organizations and programs that:
- Are nonprofit and tax-exempt
- Are governed by volunteers
- Submit to an annual, independent, financial audit
- Provide services at reasonable cost
- Maintain a policy of nondiscrimination
The United Way movement is a flexible system that has responded and adapted to changing social conditions; human needs; and community impact goals. United Ways have a commitment to assessing community needs and directing funds where they are needed the most, always balancing the cost with community benefit. United Ways serve as a resource to their communities. United Ways are not vested in a given pattern of services, but are committed to their mission of improving lives.