What are the Benefits in Giving To United Way?


Matagorda County United Way’s low administrative cost (7.5%) mean more of your dollars reach the people you want to help.  By giving one gift to the Matagorda County United Way, you are able to help twenty-two non-profit organizations that provide services to a wide variety of people.


People all over the community get help from Matagorda County United Way agencies.  These agencies make an impact on the most critical issues facing the community:

  • Helping children succeed
  • Increasing self sufficiency
  • Building safe neighborhoods
  • Promoting health and wellness
  • Fostering independence for seniors
  • Strengthening families


Local volunteers oversee the distribution of money to local agencies that must adhere to stringent standards of service and sound fiscal policies.


Matagorda County United Way is accountable to you.  An independent certified accounting firm and a volunteer finance committee, audit and carefully review all Matagorda County United Way financial records.

United Way Agencies Form A Vital Network Of Care

Agencies supported by Matagorda County United Way work together with other service agencies to form a vital network of care around the clock.

Substance abuse, crime, poverty, domestic violence, education, stresses on families; childcare and all other critical issues we face are closely linked.  So, too, are Matagorda County United Ways agencies and their services.

YOUR gift helps ALL OF US!

Gifts to Matagorda County United Way are 100% tax deductible.

Memorial, honorary and commemorative gifts will be placed in our “Leave a Legacy Endowment” and be publicized in the MCUW quarterly newsletter. Thank you for your gift.  It helps your friends and neighbors every day.

Donations should be forwarded to:

Matagorda County United Way
PO Box 972
Bay City, TX 77404-0972


 Community Building Principles:

  • Ensure local decision-making and ownership
  • Draw upon the resources of the total community
  • Bridge all boundaries to develop healthy communities
  • Build on the strengths of local individuals, associations, and organizations
  • Focus on specific actions and measurable results to improve community life
  • Promote relationships among and participation from all races, genders, ages, and cultures
  • Share experience and knowledge to promote continuous community learning