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Accountability

Founded in 1983, United Way of Hays & Caldwell Counties takes a long-standing history of public trust seriously.  

United Way Worldwide Member Accreditation

UWHCC is proud to be an accredited United Way Worldwide member organization. Annually, all United Ways certify their adherence to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity, and operations. Specifically, UWBC must meet the following requirements each year:

 
Tax-Exempt Status
UWHCC must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as corresponding provisions of other applicable state, local or foreign laws or regulations.
 
Governance
UWHCC must be governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary governing board to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. This board is responsible for UWHCC delivering on our mission to advance the common good.
 
Ethics
UWBC must follow locally adopted codes of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.
 
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies, and investments reflect these core values.  More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious, and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good. UWHCC fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all. We recognize that before we can undertake meaningful race, equity and inclusion work in our communities, we must undertake this work internally. 
 
Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the express policy of UWHCC to provide an atmosphere of equality of opportunity for all applicants and employees of United Way in all phases of personnel activities, including recruitment, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits and educational opportunities. In the Implementation of this policy, United Way of Brazoria County will aggressively seek personnel for all levels within the organization regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, veteran's status, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.
 
Financial Accountability
UWHCC must undergo annual financial audits conducted by independent certified public accountants whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards. In addition, UWHCC must have developed comprehensive requirements for completion of audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency system-wide. These requirements are based on industry best practices and comport with generally accepted accounting principles. 
 
Performance Excellence
Every three years, UWHCC must conduct a self-assessment of our governance, financial management, and impact in the community.
 
Legal
UWHCC must comply with all applicable local, state and federal operating and reporting requirements.