United Way of Denton County has been helping build a healthier community since 1951. We are local and autonomous, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit (community based) organization with a governing board of directors. When people give to United Way of Denton County's Community Impact Fund, those dollars stay in the community to address and to advance the common good. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.
United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community, working together, to create a brighter future.
United Way of Denton County's Community Investment Committees focus on the building blocks of a good life in the area of Education, Income and Health.
- Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
- Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
- Health – Improving People's Health
UWDC is accountable as local volunteers distribute resources to local organizations that have proven to be effective. These organizations are held accountable for results. United Way of Denton County is an efficient charitable organization with an administrative cost of 9% of all funds raised for administrative expenses. This is one of the lowest overhead costs for a non-profit organization in America. United Ways goal is to maximize and add value to the amount of dollars going to community needs. The extensive use of volunteers allows United Way to maintain a small staff and low overhead.
United Way of Denton County offers a resource distribution system that is accountable; caring; responsive; and creative. It is regarded by donors; the community; and partnering agencies as an effective and efficient means for allocating funds to provide the greatest impact on community needs and issues.