Our Work

What We Do Best

We work with a broad range of local partners such as government, businesses, residents and other service organizations to assess and identify the needs of the community. Based on these needs, United Way develops initiatives, supports collaborations, funds programs, convenes experts and fosters new and needed community services.

To ensure your contribution makes the maximum impact in our community, all aspects of our finances are subject to an annual independent audit.

Focus Areas

Our United Way is addressing Midland’s most critical needs with a goal of maximum impact. Our work is organized around the following three focus areas:


We know how critical it is for our children to receive a quality education. It affects their ability to be successful in today’s world.


We believe families and individuals need to achieve economic stability and financial security in order to afford adequate and safe housing and meet their basic needs.


We know that unless a person is healthy – physically, emotionally, and behaviorally – then the likelihood of achieving self-sufficiency and meeting educational goals is difficult.

United Way of Midland Program Funding and Community Grants

United Way of Midland has the resources, the reach and the experience to handle the big issues of our community.  To make Midland a better place to live and work, our efforts are focused on education, self-sufficiency and health – the building blocks of a good life.

Each year, the United Way of Midland accepts applications for funding from local nonprofit health and human service organizations and the Community Investment committee oversees the annual investment process. Volunteer Panels review applications for funding by studying program and budget information and conducting on-site visits. The committee then brings the panel recommendations together in a cohesive, consistent manner and presents them to the United Way Board of Directors for approval.

In addition to Program Funding, United Way offered Community Grants to nonprofits health and human service organizations for immediate and creative responses to pressing identified needs in Midland.  Grant applications were reviewed b the Community Investment Committee and then brought to the Board for approval.

2017-2018 United Way of Midland Funded Programs

Community Collaborations

To achieve the identified community outcomes, United Way of Midland is becoming increasingly involved in many community initiatives. In 2016-2017, United Way of Midland collaborated with the following community organizations, committees and programs:

  • 211 Advisory Committee
  • After School Childcare Advisory Council
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Midland
  • American Red Cross
  • BEDC Grant Advisory Council
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Boys & Girls Club of Midland
  • Camp Fire USA, West Texas Council
  • Casa de Amigos
  • CASA of West Texas
  • Centers for Children & Families
  • Club Read Summer Reading Program/Crockett Lit
  • Coats for Kids
  • Communities in Schools
  • Community Children’s Clinic
  • Educate Midland
  • Families Forward
  • Family Promise
  • Familywize Prescription Drug Cards
  • Feeding Midland Initiative
  • Funders’ Roundtable
  • Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
  • HEB Feast of Sharing
  • Midland Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Midland Chamber of Commerce
  • Midland Children’s Rehabilitation Center
  • Midland County System of Care
  • Midland Fair Havens
  • Midland Homeless Coalition
  • Midland Independent School District
  • Midland Memorial Hospital – Meadows Foundation Mental Health Study
  • Midland Need to Read
  • Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support
  • Midland Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Mission Adult Day Services Nonprofit Management Center
  • Museum of the Southwest
  • Non – Profit Management Center
  • Palmer Drug Abuse Program
  • Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Rays of Hope
  • Ready to Read Community Initiative
  • Safe Place of the Permian Basin
  • Samaritan Counseling Center – For Kids’ Sake
  • Senior Link Midland
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Springboard Center
  • Unlock Ministries
  • XY Zone Initiative
  • YMCA