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.
We have collectively raised $1,852,432.87.
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.
100% of the money from the “United with Uvalde” fund has been used to support immediate and long-term mental health services of the Uvalde community. The funds will also address any emerging needs that develop in the future. In total, 13 nonprofit organizations across two requests for proposals were selected. These organizations are providing critical support in the Uvalde community, including mental health support in Uvalde CISD schools, access to equipment designed to improve mental health for residents ages 12+, play spaces at schools, counseling and much more.
Please join us as we stand united with Uvalde in this time of immeasurable loss.
100% of all UNITED WITH UVALDE have been 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.
Below is a full list of the organizations that were selected to receive United with Uvalde funding.
- Avance-San Antonio, Inc.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
- Bluebonnet Children’s Center
- Communities In Schools of San Antonio
- Community Health Development, Inc.
- Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health
- Endeavors, Inc.
- Family Service Association of San Antonio
- Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
- Greater San Antonio After-School All-Stars
- Hill Country Community MHMR Center
- West Texas Counseling and Guidance Center, Inc.
23 applications were received over two separate requests for proposals.
All RFPs for Uvalde funds were open to all organizations that are established 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving the Uvalde community and did 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 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.