The United Way of Greater Houston

For nearly 100 years, United Way of Greater Houston has brought together diverse partners and approaches to get to the root of complex challenges holding people back. 
We are a driving force for good that connects our neighbors to opportunities to thrive. We help our neighbors achieve financial stability, support families and youth with physical and behavioral health and educational services along the way, and provide the safety net that catches the most vulnerable. 
And, we manage every gift with care – shepherding your donation to make the greatest impact in the place we call home.

United Way of Greater Houston

50 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas 77007


“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” -Peter Drucker

Leadership requires continuous learning, a willingness explore the unfamiliar, an openness to new experiences.

Peer Circles are small peer groups of nonprofit executives that meet monthly to network and to share issues, and to receive and give feedback on issues presented by the members.

Project Blueprint is designed to prepare emerging and current leaders in our multicultural community for leadership roles on nonprofit and public sector boards and committees. We are looking for candidates representing diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds who have completed their education, are working professionals, and have demonstrated their interest in community engagement


If you have a big heart and a big vision, you’ve come to the right place. Our leadership donors and affinity group members provide the bold vision and inspired generosity that invigorates our mission and shapes our community. To learn more, please click the links below and help our neighbors and community thrive.

Leadership Giving Groups and Levels

Alexis de Tocqueville Society: Extraordinary philanthropists whose gifts of $10,000 and above transform lives and our community. Alexis de Tocqueville members are invited to exclusive events throughout the year. 

Leadership Circle: United Way supporters that contribute $5,000 to $9,999 annually are invited to an exclusive appreciation dinner, community volunteer opportunities, as well as networking and other social events throughout the year.

Impact Circle: United Way supporters that contribute $2,500 – $4,999 annually are invited to networking, educational, and social events throughout the year.  

Women’s Initiative: Community-minded women who are passionate about creating a stronger community for us all by contributing their time and $2,500 or more. Women’s Initiative members are invited to service, educational, networking, and social events throughout the year. 

Chairman’s Club: United Way supporters that contribute $1,000 to $2,499 annually are invited to join the Leadership Circle and Impact Circle networking events throughout the year and engage in many United Way volunteer opportunities.

Young Leaders: Young professionals age 45 and under who share a common vision of our community and contribute $1,000 and above. Young Leaders are invited to professional development, educational, and service opportunities throughout the year. 

Other Affinity Groups 

Stay United: As employees make plans to retire, United Way of Greater Houston is here to keep them connected with services, educational projects, new friends, networks, and opportunities to continue using their professional skills for the greater good.

LINC (Lead, Impact, Network, Change): Individuals age 30 and under who support United Way of Greater Houston by giving their time and talent, and supporting United Way with an annual gift of $250 or more. LINC members are invited to participate in volunteer, educational, and service opportunities throughout the year. 

Nonprofit Connection

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Tue Jun 28th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

If you’ve ever thought about starting a nonprofit, or have launched a small nonprofit that is just getting under way, this is the workshop for you. This session will walk you through the essential ste …

Nonprofit Connection

Build a Strong Annual Development Plan with your Board

Thu Jul 14th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Although fundraising is a basic board responsibility, board members have many excuses for not fundraising: perhaps the fundraising aspect of their role was downplayed when they were recruited; they ma …

Nonprofit Connection

Giving USA 2022 Report

Tue Jul 19th 12:00pm – 1:00pm

United Way Nonprofit Connection once again partners with Dini Spheris to review Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2022. This special presentation has become a tradition and we …

Nonprofit Connection

Grantwriting Best Practices

Wed Jul 27th 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Seasoned grant writers have learned the secrets of success through many years of refining their craft. If you would like to learn proven grant writing practices from one of Houston’s premier grant writers…

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