We are United Way of Greater Baytown and Chambers County. Our mission is to develop, promote and support solutions designed to meet targeted community needs. Our organization strives to impact communities in three key areas of education, financial stability, and health. We focus of education so we can address opportunity gaps from cradle to career. We strive for community financial stability to empower people to achieve stable financial ground. We promote health because strong bodies and minds make for even stronger communities. By focusing on local communities, and in conjunction with other United Way branches around the United States, our impact is from the ground up and far reaching.
Our roots began after World War II in 1946 as the Tri-Cities and East Harris County Community Chest. During the war, Baytown area residents gave generously to the national war fund, with the contributions supporting a variety of local needs: community health, services and programs for returning war veterans, character building and recreational activity, as well as war relief.