Partner Agencies


Letter of  Intent

Purpose of LOI

  • To communicate interest in becoming/remaining a Partner Agency for United Way of Orange County. 
  • The LOI MUST be submitted online no later than February 4, 2020 to be eligible to apply for 2021 grant funding.
  • Submission of the LOI does NOT guarantee funding from United Way of Orange County.

Click the link above to see additional details, and then submit the LOI if your agency believes it would qualify.


United Way of Orange County’s Mission

Our mission is to improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. United Way supports organizations that provide a wide range of vital social services. Giving through United Way is an easy and convenient way to support many good causes throughout the year.


Criteria to Become a Partner Agency

  • Agency must have non-profit status as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Agency must offer a program that addresses a clearly demonstrated community need in reference to at least one of three areas of United Way focus of health, education, or financial stability.
  • Agency must provide needs or services to residents of at least one of the following zip codes: 77611, 77614, 77626, 77630, 77631, 77632, 77639, 77662, 77670.
  • Agency services must be available to citizens of the community without regard to race, religion, national origin, or political creed.
  • Agency must maintain an active local governing board of adequate size, background, and diversity to represent the community, serving without compensation, holding regular, documented meetings (at least quarterly) and demonstrating effective administrative control.  Minutes are to be available to United Way of Orange County upon request.
  • Agency must be in existence for a minimum of three years.  Agency must have annual audit or compiled financial statements for those three years completed by a Certified Public Accountant acceptable to the United Way. This requirement must be repeated for each subsequent funding request. Agencies must also submit their most current IRS Form 990.


Our 2020 Parnter Agencies:



  • Anayat House
  • CASA of the Sabine Neches Region
  • Crisis Center of Southeast Texas (Rape and Suicide)
  • Family Services of SETX (Women and Children's Shelter)
  • OCAA (Orange Community Action Association) - Meals on Wheels
  • Recovery Council of Southeast Texas - Right Choice of Orange County
  • Recovery Council of Southeast Texas - Unity Treatment Center
  • Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas
  • Shorkey Center
  • Southeast Texas Hospice
  • Spindletop Center - Tejas Center


  • Boys' Haven
  • Boy Scouts - Three Rivers Council
  • GOALS (Greater Orange Area Literacy)
  • Jackson Community Center
  • OCARC, Inc.
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
  • YMCA of Southeast Texas

Financial Stability

  • Friends Helping Friends
  • Salvation Army
  • Vidor Children's Fund