At United Way, our goal is to make our community a better place to live and work for all. In 2024, we will continue to bring organizations, agencies, leaders, volunteers and others together to drive lasting change.
United with our donors, volunteers and partners, we created solutions to some of our community’s most critical issues in 2023. Together, our work led to:
- Launched the Help Me Grow Helpline (866-GROW-210), which provides free early childhood development screenings for parents with concerns about their young child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.
- Opened San Antonio’s first family resource center (FRC), the United Way EastSide Family Resource Center. This FRC is a safe space where eastside residents can find guidance from compassionate staff on where they can locate critical services in the community based on their unique needs.
- Launched the Alamo Quality Pathway, a partnership between Workforce Solutions Alamo and ESC-20 that assists child care centers as they improve the quality of care they deliver to their families.
- $230,000 raised for Women United’s Signature Cause, the United Way Child Care Scholarship, at Power of the Purse.
- 21,000 individuals used VITA to help them receive $28 million in tax refunds.
- Our volunteer initiatives led to more than 800 children’s coats being given out to families, $40,000+ in school supplies being distributed to teachers, and more than $100,000 in basic necessities being distributed to people in need. Approximately 8,793 volunteers provided crucial assistance to nonprofit organizations throughout the community.
- Co-hosted the Got Your 6 Summit in partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation. The summit convened local leaders, military officials and service providers to determine how we can collectively better serve our city’s military population.
- Secured $50 million in funding from Blue Meridian Partners for the Future Ready Bexar County Plan, put together with existing funds; this tremendous gift means there is a combined $114 million to support the next phase of the plan.
- Released a report about the first phase of the Early Childhood Educator Wage Project, which demonstrated the link between educator wages, well-being and the quality of instruction delivered.
- Partnered with KABOOM! and Uvalde CISD to build an immersive new play space for the children attending Morales Junior High in the city of Uvalde using the United with Uvalde fund. The $1.8 million raised for the fund was distributed to agencies providing critical mental and behavioral health services in 2023.
In addition to these accomplishments, the Tocqueville Society added 60 new members for an 11% increase. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s Tocqueville Society had an astounding 92% retention rate in 2023, with more than a third of all donors increasing their gifts.
These accomplishments were only possible through the immense generosity of our donors and volunteers and the dedication of our partners. Because of our faith in creating change collectively, the people of San Antonio are better equipped to reach their full potential.
Thank you for joining us in 2023 and we look forward to the solutions we can create together in the new year.