We Help People Experiencing Homelessness



Many thousands more are one financial crisis away from experiencing homelessness themselves.






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Recognizing that homelessness is a significant barrier to success for many in Denton County, the City of Denton and United Way of Denton County are collaborating through a public-private partnership to lead collective impact initiatives addressing homelessness across Denton County.

The Mayor's Housing the Homeless Task Force issued a report in December 2015 to the Denton City Council with several recommendations focused on producing a plan for coordinated, community-wide efforts to address homelessness. Acting on this recommendation, the City of Denton and United Way of Denton County have jointly underwritten this collective impact initiative that launched in 2016.

As the backbone organization to the Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team, United Way of Denton County enhances the outcomes of all partners by facilitating a shared vision, shared measurements, mutually reinforcing activities and continuous communication.

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 This application is only for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that utilizes the Denton County Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

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Important Tax Information Regarding Your Contribution

Your generous contributions to United Way of Denton County are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

In order to claim a charitable deduction on your income tax return, your electronic contribution must have been received by 5 p.m. on December 30th. Donations made by check and submitted by U.S. mail must have been postmarked by December 31st.

United Way of Denton County routinely provides documentation for tax purposes to all donors who contribute at least $250 via cash, check, credit card, or stock gifts. (For such contributions under $250, you may request a tax receipt by sending an email to vicki@unitedwaydenton.org. Please provide your name, address, approximate date of contribution and amount.) You should expect to receive your tax receipt by U.S. mail no later than January 31st. The IRS requires that gifts made through payroll deduction be documented through earnings statement(s) provided by your employer along with a copy of your pledge card.

Please call 940-566-5851 if you have questions.