Fund Details
2019 United Way of Southern Cameron County Application


Applications must clearly focus on outcome based programs that address the issues defined in one of United Way’s identified priority areas:
Education is the foundation for a good life, setting the individual on a path of personal fulfillment, economic security and societal contribution. A strong early childhood education is a strong predictor of later academic achievement. On-time high school completion opens the door to a world of opportunities in higher education and the workplace. Choose a funding area:

School readiness

  • Priority will be given to programs that address school readiness in neighborhoods in Port Isabel, Laguna Vista, Land o Lakes, Port of Brownsville and Buena Vida.
  • Academic achievement in math and reading for elementary and middle school children
    • Priority will be given to programs that address math and reading scores in Port Isabel and Brownsville elementary and middle schools.
  • On-time high school completion
    • Priority will be given to programs that address high school students with chronic absenteeism and failure to pass the STAAR.
Good health allows children to learn better and adults to be stable, productive workers. Access to health care, reducing risky behaviors and decreasing obesity in children and adults are fundamental to improving the overall health of our community, decreasing absenteeism and mitigating the financial risk created by poor health. 
Choose a funding area:

  • Access to health care
  • Reduction in risky behaviors of children or adults
    • Priority will be given to programs that address youth substance abuse, mental health, bullying and the prevention of teen pregnancy.
  • Improved health and fitness
Cameron County is one of the poorest areas in the nation. Creating and sustaining financial stability for individuals and families is a goal for United Way of Southern Cameron County.  Choose a funding area:

  • Crisis resolution and self sufficiency
  • Financial Stability
    • Priority will be given to programs that increase income, decrease debt, increase savings and improve credit scores.
  • Workforce Development
    • Priority will be given to programs that facilitate application assistance, resume writing and interview skills, computer and software training and job training that leads to employment.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Wendy Hanson at
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
Deadline Date (CST Time Zone):
2/08/2019 5:30 PM