UNITED WAY OF GRAYSON COUNTY INC

Live United

Sherman, TX   |  www.unitedwaygrayson.org

Mission

WHAT WE DO We are more than the fundraisers. We are the hand raisers. The game changers. The-stop-talking-start-doing-band-together-and-take-on-the-impossible-task- masters. No matter the obstacles. No matter the odds. We surround a community’s most critical problems. And we fight. We fight for those who need a voice and those whose names we do not know. United Way of Grayson County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Because change doesn’t happen alone.
Hope isn’t a one-man band.
And there’s no such thing as self taught or self made. We have one life.
To live better, we must Live United.

Ruling year info

1970

President/CEO

Stephanie Chandler

Main address

PO Box 1112

Sherman, TX 75091 USA

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EIN

23-7087293

NTEE code info

(Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way) (T70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are fighting for people to get better jobs and achieve financial stability, students to graduate high school ready for college and careers, and individuals to lead healthier lives.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

Helping children and youth achieve their potential.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Non profit agency partners

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

United Way of Grayson County surrounds our community’s most critical problems and we fight. We are able to fund specific programs with nonprofit partners to achieve better outcomes for our community members.

We raise funds to meet community member's immediate needs while moving the mission forward and creating long-term change.

Consistently raise revenue to fund nonprofits programs to improve outcomes for individuals and the community as a whole.

Work collaboratively with all organizations to reduce duplication of efforts.

Conduct a Community Needs Assessment to assess, monitor and improve our community's outcomes to meet long-term goals.

The United Way of Grayson County’s 25 Board of Directors provides the leadership necessary to achieve the goals and vision set by the community for the organization. Their leadership is critical for setting the direction in community responsibility and ensuring the desired results.

In addition, the Board represents United Way of Grayson County in the community and brings community voice to United Way decision-making.

Finally, the Board is charged with stewardship and accountability to maintain the trust of the community.

Ongoing Community Needs Assessment are conducted and raised revenue is dispersed to nonprofits to operate programs to meet those needs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED WAY OF GRAYSON COUNTY INC

Board of directors
as of 12/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tamra Bragg

Douglass Distributing

Term: 2019 - 2021

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Non-binary, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/22/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.