What We Do

We have a long tradition of helping people with basic safety net needs – food, clothing, shelter and safety – and changing lives through strong, well-managed programs. United Way is also engaging the community to get to the heart of problems and identify solutions.

Our mission: To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.

In San Antonio, United Way focuses on improving early care and education for children, helping students succeed in school, and strengthening individuals and families. The United Way 2-1-1 Help Line is a critical link for thousands of South Texas callers a year seeking assistance and referrals to health and human services across the area. Through community initiatives like these, United Way is helping to change people’s lives.

Because of the generosity of donors across San Antonio, more dollars can now be invested in strategies that our volunteer reviewers and Impact Councils find to be the strongest. Your gift- combined with those of thousands of other contributors – makes a true impact in the lives of children, individuals, and families, right here in our community.

As stewards of your trust, United Way makes every effort possible to keep administrative costs at an absolute minimum. In fact, United Way’s operating expense of 7.2 percent is one of the lowest of any United Way in the country!

Who’s Who for 2018

  • Mike Ciskowski, retired Valero Executive Vice President/CFO, presides as United Way’s Chairman of the Board, beginning July 1, 2018
  • Kim Lubel, former Chairman, President and CEO of CST Brands, is at the helm as Campaign Chair.