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When Hurricane Harvey made landfall nearly a year ago, nonprofits and businesses across Texas stepped up. In order to meet the needs of Central Texans who fell victim to the turbulent storm, United Way for Greater Austin partnered with MFI Foundation, Capital Factory, Entrepreneurs Foundation and Austin Community Foundation to coordinate efforts in the philanthropic community. On July 2, 2018 the collaborative ... Read More >

06.29.2018 | SUCCESS BY 6

In Good Hands, From Day One

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It’s not news to us that Austin is growing at an astounding rate, with more than 150 people moving here daily. But there are other ... Read More >



The Austin Summer Survival Guide, and Not the One You Would Think…

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This is not your average summer survival guide. I am not here to talk about Float Fest or Amy’s Ice Cream. While both are great ... Read More >


06.20.2018 | SUCCESS BY 6


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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Our School Readiness Action Plan (SRAP) provides a strategic and data-driven roadmap to making sure our ... Read More >



Investing Early Matters

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Why focusing on the current and future workforce is imperative for the economic health of Austin and the long-term success of our ... Read More >


06.08.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

Five Things Anthony Bourdain Can Teach Us…

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We are saddened by the loss of Chef Anthony Bourdain, a man who dedicated his life to bringing people together through food, ... Read More >



Lyft + United Way: A Nationwide and Local Collaboration to Meet Unmet Transportation Needs

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2-1-1 gets calls for a variety of needs, like a woman with breast cancer going through chemo. Fighting cancer is hard work, but ... Read More >


05.07.2018 | SUCCESS BY 6, VOLUNTEER

Comcast Cares Day 2018: Comcast Celebrates One Year in Austin At Mainspring Schools

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Sixty-eight Comcast team members showed up at Mainspring Schools’ bright and early last Saturday. Mainspring Schools is a long- ... Read More >

Forty volunteer reviewers evaluated agency proposals for alignment with UWATX strategic priorities for community impact and organizational capacity.

04.30.2018 | 2-GEN, SUCCESS BY 6

United Way for Greater Austin Awards 2018-2021 Community Investment Grants

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United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) selected 26 Austin nonprofit agencies to be awarded a total of $1.466 million in grants to ... Read More >


03.05.2018 | UNCATEGORIZED

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the women of United Way

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International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of ... Read More >


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