Mission Statement

Mission Statement

 

Mission Statement: To unite and focus community resources to serve the health and human service needs of the citizens of Guadalupe County.

At United Way, we strive to make our hometown a better place to live, work and raise a family. We raise funds that are distributed to local programs that can feed and cloth a family, teach a child to read, or support after-school activities. We are committed to laying the foundation for a better tomorrow. United Way is the largest private funding source for health and human service organizations in Guadalupe County. We support a variety of agencies whose programs help the disabled and elderly, strengthen families and reduce family violence, improve mental and physical health, and invest in the future of our children.

While we are affiliated with both the state and national service and training centers, the Guadalupe County United Way is a local organization, independent and separate from all other United Ways in the country. Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from this area.

Guadalupe County United Way provides information and referral services, as well as volunteer opportunities. We are familiar with the helping agencies in the community and can provide information - just call us at 830-372-9009.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

The Guadalupe County United Way recognizes diversity and inclusion as core values that are critical success factors in achieving United Way’s mission.

To value diversity is to respect and appreciate race, religion, skin color, gender, nationality, language differences, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical, mental and developmental abilities, age, socioeconomic status, work and behavioral styles, parental status and the perspectives of each individual shaped by their nation, culture and experiences.  To be inclusive is to leverage diversity by bringing together unique individual backgrounds to collectively and more effectively address the issues facing our communities.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to live united and advance the common good.

The staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers of Guadalupe County United Way will value diversity and seek inclusion, as defined by this statement, in all aspects of this organization’s operation, including Board membership, allocation decisions, and community development efforts.

This statement will be shared with all incoming Board members and also reviewed annually at the outset of the allocations process.