Investments and Stewardship

United Way’s investments in Bay Area are determined by a volunteer Advisory Committee that provides oversight to each center area. The Advisory Committee is involved in assessing community needs; reviewing program and budget requests and making funding recommendations; and working with other local organizations to provide needed services not currently available.

United Way invests in Bay Area in several different ways:

  • Affiliate Agency Investments – In Bay Area, $1,022,893 is invested in 11 agencies and 14 programs.  The advisory committee provides year-round stewardship of these investments.  United Way of Greater Houston is committed to this community and will continue to invest in services that make a lasting difference in Fort Bend County.
  • United Way Bay Area Center – The United Way invests in the Bay Area Center to provide one-stop health and human services in Fort Bend County. The facility serves as a service hub and also features a community resource center for nonprofit use.
  • Special Initiative Grants -   In order to respond to emerging and unmet needs in our community, United Way invests over $171,720 in special grants that respond to emerging or unmet needs through
    • United Way Transportation Initiative promotes accessibility to needed services by persons who are disabled, the elderly and those with limited incomes in Bay Area through the distribution of gas cards and vouchers.
    • United Way’s Basic Needs Initiative invests in food pantries in the area such as Interfaith Caring Ministry to increase the availability of food in our community.