In response to the violent act at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has created the “United with Uvalde” fund. There are no words for the loss that the victims’ families and the entire community feel right now.
As of September 8, we have collectively raised $1,730,210.79.
When a tragedy like this happens, it is imperative that we show those affected that they are not alone. They should not have to navigate these unimaginable circumstances by themselves. “United with Uvalde” aims to help with mental health support in the coming weeks and months as the community tries to heal.
We are using a portion of the MacKenzie Scott Transformational Gift that we received in 2020 to create this fund. We call on all corporations and individuals who are searching for a way to help to join our efforts to support Uvalde. If you want to help but aren’t sure what to do, donating to this fund will directly aid the community affected by this horrific event.
Money from the “United with Uvalde” fund will be used to support immediate and long-term mental health services. The funds will also address any emerging needs that develop in the future. 100% of the fund will support the students, teachers and families in Uvalde. Funds will be made available to nonprofit organizations with experience and expertise in providing direct mental health services for communities impacted by trauma.
Please join us as we stand united with Uvalde in this time of immeasurable loss.
United with Uvalde Grant Application
Applications for the second round of United with Uvalde funding are now being accepted. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County will provide grants to 501(c)3 organizations that have been or are currently providing trauma-informed behavioral and mental health services for students, teachers and residents in Uvalde.
Organizations that are positioned to begin providing services by April 1, 2023, may also apply. Requests for funding may include already incurred costs for services provided as well as future program expenses. The remainder of the funds, roughly $1.3 million, will be issued in this second round.
The deadline for proposals is Monday, February 6, 2023. Award recipients will be notified in March 2023.
We ask that applications be submitted through our online grant application platform, e-CImpact. Below please find a guide for creating a profile in e-CImpact and accessing the application. If you know of others who are currently providing trauma-informed behavioral and mental health services for this community, please feel free to forward this message.
100% of all UNITED WITH UVALDE funds will be used to support nonprofit partners providing mental and behavioral health support services to the children, families and teachers impacted by this horrific tragedy.
We will be fully transparent about the UNITED WITH UVALDE fund and how it is used. We will be publishing lists of grant recipients and amounts received. This information will be available on our social media channels, website and in our monthly newsletter.
The fund will be disbursed in the form of a grant to selected nonprofit partners providing mental health support services to the Uvalde community. Funds will not be disbursed to individuals and families directly.
Nonprofit organizations will be able to submit proposals for their services to United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. After volunteer review and selection, funds will be awarded to nonprofit partner’s programs providing support to those affected in Uvalde.
By separating this process into more than one round, we are able to provide support for services that were needed in the days and months immediately following the shooting and gain additional knowledge about longer-term community needs that emerge to maximize our ability to help those affected.
Below is a full list of the organizations who were selected in the first round of United with Uvalde funding and the amounts they received. In round one, a total of $400,175 was issued.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas – $15,000
- Communities In Schools of San Antonio – $100,000
- Family Service Association of San Antonio – $138,500
- Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas – $50,000
- Hill Country Community MHMR Center – $47,680
- West Texas Counseling and Guidance Center, Inc. – $48,995
Our volunteer committee reviewed 12 applications that requested a combined $1.4 million in funding.
This first round and all subsequent rounds for applications will be open to all organizations that are established 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving the Uvalde community. You do not have to be a United Way partner.
From the beginning, we knew that we did not want to compete with or take away from campaigns that were raising money for those most directly affected by this tragedy. That also isn’t our area of expertise. We thought it would be best to leverage our unique resources to provide Uvalde with long-term assistance through mental and behavioral health services.
We plan to issue another RFP, focusing on long-term and possibly multi-year services, in January 2023. In the next round, we plan to distribute all remaining funds.
We selected the proposal from the Hill Country Community MHMR Center, which will create a public awareness campaign for mental and behavioral health services in Uvalde. Our hope is this will increase awareness about the resources available in the community and motivate people to seek help if needed.
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