One Life, A Thousand Lives

The true impact of investing in United Way is investing in one child who has access to quality education, empowering one parent to build a financially secure future for their family, assuring one individual has access to quality health care.

One individual, annually and collectively, becomes thousands of individual lives and generations made stronger, self-sufficient and able to rise above the limitations of poverty and navigate through challenging life circumstances.

Each year, thousands of people come together to invest in United Way—one dollar, thousands of dollars leveraged to generate lasting impact.  This is the power behind invested impact.  It assures powerful local programs in Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services receive the funding they need to assist McLennan County residents.

Last year, over 41,000 families and individuals in McLennan County were served by United Way funded programs.

Investing for Impact

For nearly 90 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.  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. We aim to improve the lives and futures of all people in the community.  We bring together expertise, funding and volunteer support to positively impact health, education and financial stability. Through community partnerships, we work to increase equity in education, health and financial stability so that all people achieve their full potential.  Click to learn more about Impact Framework.


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


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.

Commitment to the Community

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 and transparency in every aspect of our work


The core values that ground our work are:

  • Equity
  • Collaboration
  • Inclusion
  • Accountability
  • Impact


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