2021 Eligible Designated Partners

The following organizations have met the eligibility requirements to receive donor-designated gifts. 

2021 Designated Partners for United Way

Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
American Gateways
American Red Cross Serving the Heart of Texas
The Arc of McLennan County
Ascension Providence Foundation 
Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas
Caritas of Waco
CASA of McLennan County
Central Texas Youth Services Bureau
Christian Men’s Job Corps – Waco
Christian Women’s Job Corps of McLennan County
Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas
Community Cancer Association
Community Doulas of Waco
Community Loan Center of the Heart of Texas
Compassion Ministries of Waco
The Cove, Heart of Texas
Family Abuse Center
Friends for Life
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Grassroots Community Development
Greater Waco Legal Services
Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries
Heart of Texas Region MHMR
Inspiracion, Inc.
Jesus Said Love
McLennan County Pack of Hope
Meals on Wheels Waco
Mentoring Alliance (Boys and Girls Club of Waco)
Mission Waco Mission World
Road to Damascus Resource Center & Transition Home, Inc.
The Salvation Army
The Size of a Man
Talitha Koum Institute
VOICE (Viable Options In Community Endeavors, Inc.)
Waco Cultural Arts Fest
Waco Family Medicine
Waco Habitat for Humanity
Waco Shepherd’s Heart 
YMCA of Central Texas
Youth Connection, Inc.

Donor designations to specific organizations will be assessed a 15% processing fee (maximum $75), with a minimum $100 annual donation. Designations to organizations not pre-approved on the designee list will be redirected to a United Way of Waco-McLennan County impact-area pillar (Education, Health, Financial Stability, Safety Net).


low-income children access to
Early Childhood Education
classes and quality afterschool and summer programs
low/uninsured families with access to
Medical Screenings and Health Exams
as well as prescription assistance and other therapy needs
children, adults, and families with
Meals and Bags of Groceries
over 46,000 eligible children, adults and families
low-income pregnant girls and women
Pregnancy Related Care Needs
including prenatal care, resource assistance, and parenting classes
families and individuals with
Family and Domestic Violence Care
including access to shelters, resource counseling, and case management