About Us

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United Way Galveston County Mainland is on a mission to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our communities. We are problem solvers, hand raisers, and game changers. We go after our communities' toughest challenges. We are a collaboration of donors, volunteers, organizations, and experts who unite around the shared sense of purpose to end the cycle of poverty in our communities since 1955. 

We are a local, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that brings together the mainland communities of Galveston County to address critical issues. Our partner agencies provide programs that make positive, long-lasting impacts on the people who live and work in Galveston County.

We raise funds each year with the help of industrial support, local businesses, families, and individual people. Our fundraising is extremely efficient, with 0% of your donor dollars used for overhead costs. Meaning, every dollar that is donated to United Way Galveston County Mainland is going directly into our community. 

We are actively involved in coordinating health and human services to provide maximum impact to Galveston County. We regularly conduct research to determine the greatest needs in our area and we ensure that local services are available to meet those needs. 

Your gift to UWGCM stays right here in Galveston County to address local needs and issues.


United Way is the trusted marketplace where problems get solved

People who need help find the right resources and people who can help in near real-time

People who want to help find a purposeful personal connection to people helped through a seamless, tailored, and modern experience

Companies have a trusted philanthropic adviser and solution provider in employee engagement, reputation, and impact


United Way Galveston County Mainland is a community of donors, advocates, volunteers, and partners who fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We will win this fight by creating opportunities and a platform for the next generation to make a personal impact over the course of their lives.

To do this UWGCM will provide programs and fundraise through events so individuals can get involved in and support causes they care about in ways that are engaging, meaningful, and transformative. We will empower individuals to take action, invite others to join our fight, and scale our impact.

How You Can Help

To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers in the classroom; mentors for disadvantaged students; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy. Volunteer to help, today.


Looking for volunteer opportunities? See how you can help UWGCM!


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