About Us

About Us

For 100 years…

United Way of Waco-McLennan County has focused on strengthening our community and creating opportunity for every resident through inspired and informed philanthropy and partnerships to address our greatest challenges. We fight for the health, education, financial stability, and safety net services of every person in McLennan County. UWWMC works with corporate, private and civic leaders to strengthen programs that support and empower children, families, and individuals.  Through the generous support of our donors and the strength of our non-profit partners, we are effectively building a strong foundation for our community’s future health and well-being. Alongside our community partnerships, we are working to affect equitable, systemic change in education, health, financial stability, and safety net services so that all people achieve their full potential.

Vision Statement

United Way of Waco-McLennan County envisions a community where all people have the education, health, and financial stability needed to achieve their full potential.

Mission Statement

United Way of Waco-McLennan County strengthens the community by mobilizing resources to measurably improve lives.

Our Community Commitment Statement

We unite our community to address its greatest challenges by supporting the education, health, financial stability, and safety net services of McLennan County.

To achieve our vision and mission, we commit to:

Collaborate with organizations, corporations, and individuals.

Inspire others to give, advocate, and volunteer.

Engage with members of our community from diverse sectors and backgrounds.

Mobilize resources to create measurable community impact.

Promote public awareness and understanding of community challenges and solutions.

Demonstrate accountability in every aspect of our work.


At United Way, we champion community voice and understand that in order to help our community reach its full potential we must make space for all voices and center those whom have not been traditionally present. We know that in order to build a stronger and more united community we need differing perspectives, ideas, and experiences to inform community decision making and to propel us all forward.

We are working to place equity at the core of our work. We are on a bold path forward, setting the standard and holding ourselves accountable. We are championing the rise of diverse leadership. We are modeling and promoting more equitable practices within our organization and in partnership with fellow community stakeholders. We are setting out to better support the communities we serve. We’re on a journey, and we believe that these guiding principles are critical to our collective, community success.


To build a stronger, more United community, we need differing perspectives, ideas, and experiences informing decision-making to propel us all forward. We understand disparities exist as a result of longstanding discriminatory policies and practices which have inhibited the ability of some area residents to thrive. We acknowledge systemic racism is a threat to our overall population’s health and well-being. At the United Way of Waco-McLennan County, our vision compels us to denounce racism and discrimination in all forms. It is necessary to center race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status in our work to end the inequities that persist in McLennan County.

We are committed to developing an equitable community, where all individuals and families have the opportunities to achieve their full potential. We acknowledge our humanity as our strength and know when we come together to support one another, we are at our best. We seek to celebrate the unique individuals and diverse population that is McLennan County.

These guiding principles are critical to our collective success. To deliver on our bold path forward, we will continue to hold ourselves accountable to improve equitable practices in partnership with our fellow community stakeholders.

“As a United Way CIC member, I’ve had the opportunity to champion the way forward at increasing the equity in grant-making. Collectively, we strive to move the dial in a direction whereby funded programs are representative of the communities they serve.”

Paula Solano, 2021 Community Investment Council Member

1227 N. Valley Mills Drive,
Suite 239,
Waco, TX 76710