Today's United Way is about bringing people, organizations, and communities together and building up the cornerstones of education, financial stability and health-and the only organization bringing people together from all walks of life to be a part of local solutions. United Way of Tulare County (UWTC) is a local, independent 501C3 nonprofit established in 1981 and incorporated in 1986. Governed by a diverse board of directors, UWTC is a member of United Way Worldwide.
In Tulare County, United Way is both a proactive and reactive force. While UWTC funds 18 nonprofit organizations in Tulare County, it also operates crucial programming. From our 2-1-1 resource center to our literacy project providing books to local classrooms, UWTC is at the forefront. The organization was also in the trenches providing crucial intake and water hauling services to those adversely affected by the drought. Whether it is making sure high school students know how to continue into secondary education, or setting up a family to receive water for their basic needs, UWTC makes it happen. When you partner and support United Way of Tulare County, you create change for a stronger community.
What are some things you are doing in our community?
Provides financial support to affiliated organizations that nurture children and support youth, strengthen and support individuals and families, and promote the health and wellbeing of the elderly and people with disabilities. Fundraisers such as the World Ag Expo Food Booth and Golf Tournaments contribute to these funds.
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Provides comprehensive information and referral regarding health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
College Access Initiative
A collaborative project of organizations dedicated to enhancing the college going rate of Tulare County students and young adults.
Organizational Management Services
Helps build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in areas such as program development, fundraising, board development, budget, and finances. Promotes non-profit operating Standards of Excellence. Offers grant administration and program management for community based organizations.
Community Building Initiative (CBI)
Assists unincorporated, rural communities develop & implement asset based community plans of action.
Provides emergency food, shelter, and utility assistance to families in Tulare County through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Offers individuals and businesses an opportunity to assist families with food and gifts during the holiday season through Adopt-a-Family.
Works collaboratively with partners in the private and public sector to affect lasting community changes.
Through partnership with the County OES, provide resources for victims of drought including water delivery.
What specific asks do you have of young professionals?
We are always looking for committee members to help review applications for Tulare County non-profits and Board members to advocate, assist and participate. We are always looking for active participants that want to be engaged in the process of making United Way better and not be a rubber stamp.