Since the adoption of the most recent Community Assessment in 2019, United Way of Tarrant County has allocated nearly $9 million in funding to partners in the community to address the following key social issues: basic needs and financial stability; education/workforce; mental, emotional and physical health; affordable housing/homelessness; and transportation.

Community, corporate, government and foundation donations to United Way of Tarrant County make it possible for the organization to invest resources toward our community’s most pressing issues.

For 2020-21, community investments totaled over $4.1 million which included $2.3 million for Safety Net programs, which constitute a network of services offered to the community through the United Way of Tarrant County’s system of partners; $1.4 million for Emergency Relief during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic focused on basic needs; more than $377,000 in funding through the Veterans Fund, which supports military service members and their families; and more than $45,000 to Women United programs, which are focused on women and girls.

ALLOCATIONS

Our allocations process begins with announcing our Requests For Proposals (RFPs) via email and social media encouraging organizations to visit our website to download and apply. If appropriate, a bidder’s conference is held to inform applicants and address any questions before the completion of the proposal. Responses are considered and ranked by a volunteer Review Panel. The panel’s recommendations move forward to the Community Investment Cabinet for its approval for funding. The United Way Board of Directors then provides final approval.

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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

The United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) is now soliciting proposals for funding to address the ongoing critical needs among our community during the 2021-2022 program year.

THE 2022 WOMEN UNITED RFP IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Women’s Fund is dedicated to funding initiatives that support women and girls in Tarrant County.  As a result of our most recent Community Assessment, this RFP is specifically targeting the issue of intergenerational poverty in Tarrant County with an emphasis on addressing equity gaps in the areas below as they specifically impact women and/or girls:

  1. Affordable Housing, emphasis on families at risk—episodically and/or chronically experiencing homelessness.
  2. Education, emphasis on quality childcare, early childhood education/literacy, college/career/workforce readiness and/or college completion.
  3. Health, emphasis on physical, behavioral, emotional and/or mental health.
  4. Transportation, emphasis on transit to medical appointments, employment and/or school.
  5. Financial Stability, emphasis on financial health/capability, access to emergency funds and/or career/workforce development.

Please note that the 2022 application is through an online portal for the first time. To receive login credentials, please contact Carol Noel at carol.noel@unitedwaytarrant.org, or (817) 614-9555.