FOCUS AREAS

FINANCIAL STABILITY | EDUCATION | HEALTH

We are more than the fundraisers.

We are the hand raisers. The game changers.

The-stop-talking-start-doing-band-together-and-take-on-the-impossible-task- masters.

No matter the obstacles. No matter the odds.

We surround a community’s most critical problems. And we fight.

We fight for those who need a voice and those whose names we do not know.

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

Because change doesn’t happen alone. Hope isn’t a one-man band. And there’s no such thing as self taught or self made. We have one life. To live better, we must Live United.

Through a partnership with TCOG, a Community Needs Assessment is performed every three years. From that a list of Top Needs for Grayson County is made.

Grayson County, TX Top 5 Community Needs

  1. Availability/Access to Mental Health/Medical Providers and Facilities

  2. The Need for Safe, Affordable Housing / Home Repairs

  3. Educational Needs, both Job Training and Early Childhood

  4. Basic Needs / Hunger and Food Insecurity

  5. Transportation Issues, Especially On-Demand

Community Investment Process

The Community Investment Team (CIT), formed by local volunteers, analyze the most critical needs in each of the focus areas:

  • Health

  • Education

  • Financial Stability

  • Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits may apply for program funding based on the visions and intended results in the four areas.

  • The Community Investment Team volunteers review the program applications and participate in presentations by the partner agencies to learn precisely what their programs will do for the community, and how efficient and effective the partner agencies are at meeting the key community needs.

  • After an in-depth review of the partner agencies regarding their programs, the Community Investment Team make their funding recommendations to the Community Impact Committee.

  • The Community Impact Committee consists of local board members who analyze the Community Investment Team funding recommendations, approve and recommend to the United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors.

  • The United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors has the final approval of the funding recommendations.

  • Funded Partner Agencies are required to submit semi-annual reports on the progress of their program’s outcomes. This allows United Way of Grayson County to hold our partner agencies accountable for Grayson County and see the community impact of their programs.

Contact Us

DIRECT SERVICES

Please call 2-1-1 for local services, available funds and support.

PO Box 1112
713 E. Brockett
Sherman, Texas 75091

Office Number: 903.893.1920

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