United Way of Tarrant County

A nonprofit organization

For a century, United Way of Tarrant County has served as a backbone to ensure help is available to those in need. Despite the challenges of the past two years, we’ve doubled our impact by helping 550,000 people. That’s one in every four neighbors. 

Based on that research — and by listening to the community — we develop partnerships and programs designed not only to fix problems, but to tackle the reasons the problems exist in the first place, changing lives. By bringing together individuals, corporations, service providers and civic entities, we’re building enriching communities where people

A century ago, a team of local leaders formed the Fort Worth Community Chest, merging the fundraising efforts of a variety of charitable organizations—united-as-one—to more effectively address the community’s most urgent needs. This early nonprofit was the forerunner of what is now United Way of Tarrant County.

Today, our organization, thanks to support from the community and donors like you, continues to do important work through a transitional time in Tarrant County.

United Way of Tarrant County wears many hats – we do whatever is needed to identify, address and meet the needs in our communities. We align our efforts across four primary categories:

  • Community Response: Providing the basics for daily needs for Tarrant County residents, as well as disaster relief and veteran support.
  • Community Health: Ensuring a community where everyone can be safe and healthy, with a particular focus on underserved neighborhoods, women, children, older adults and those with disabilities.
  • Education and Learning: Preparing the current and future workforce to contribute to their own success and to their community.
  • Financial Empowerment: Equipping individuals with the tools for independence, such as financial literacy, stable housing and transportation.

We incubate programs and initiatives that help address core social issues in the region, lift up our fellow nonprofits through funding and grants, and provide direct emergency response to our communities. In 2022, we served more than 325,000 people. 

We change lives. Yet our work is not done. 

In Tarrant County, the third most populous county in Texas one-in-three households survives paycheck to paycheck. More than 10% of our residents live in poverty, and 40% have food insecurity higher than the national average. One of five cannot read at a fourth-grade level. We live in a county where 21% of adults are uninsured, and too many people report being in poor health. 

All of those statistics are true today, but all of them CAN change. We have a vision for a Tarrant County that we all can contribute to, and benefit from.

You’re invited to help us build a foundation for our organization’s second century of impact. We hope you will join us as we GET UNITED to build a stronger, more resilient and vibrant Tarrant County, for all.


Our mission is to provide leadership and harness resources to solve Tarrant County's toughest social challenges.


Join us as we GET UNITED to create thriving communities, welcoming neighborhoods and a strong economy across Tarrant County. Giving to United Way of Tarrant County is the most powerful way to amplify your impact.

Your support is critical to the work we do to:

• Create healthier communities where everyone can be safe; particularly women, children, older adults and those with disabilities

• Respond to calls for support with basic needs, in times of disaster, and also for veterans, active-duty service members and their families

• Provide financial stability resources that allow families to contribute to their own success

• Give the tools of education and literacy to provide independence to those who may not have resources elsewhere

You have the power to be a part of something bigger and make a difference, today.

Equity Statement

United Way of Tarrant County is committed to acknowledging and valuing the uniqueness of every employee and to creating an environment in which every individual's strengths and abilities are included, developed and valued. All employees share in the responsibility for creating this environment and are expected to demonstrate mutual respect and acceptance in the workplace. We believe that utilizing our employees' individuality enhances communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills, thereby improving our overall productivity and performance. We also believe if our employees mirror the diverse make-up of our community, we will be able to better understand, and more effectively respond to, community needs. We strive for excellence in our ability to create an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for our employees through leadership, policies, and practices.

Organization Data


Organization name

United Way of Tarrant County

Tax id (EIN)




Community Improvement, Seniors, Veterans

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American

BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


201 N. Rupert Street, Suite 107
Fort Worth, TX 76107



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