A mainstay for more than 90 years, United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX) brings people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community.

For some, we are the compassionate voice on the other end of the line, guiding them to resources they need in a time of crisis. For others, we are the behind the scenes partner who enables their child to receive quality early childhood education, setting them on a path for success. We rally our community to action and deploy thousands of volunteers annually to assist with projects across our beloved city.

We drive impact by investing in efforts that address the immediate needs of families in poverty while also leading collaborative initiatives that remove barriers to economic prosperity and build pathways out of poverty.


Austin is full of smart, generous people and organizations dedicated to helping others, but change doesn’t happen in isolation. The key to transformative social change is working together.


United Way for Greater Austin fights poverty by investing in proven strategies that address systemic, unmet needs and focus on the most vulnerable parts of our community.


United Way for Greater Austin needs you to join the fight. Your support gives our most impoverished neighbors hope and the chance to make positive changes in their lives.
We are part of a worldwide network across 41 countries and territories, but our local roots run deep. The people that you are helping are right here in Austin. Be a part of something bigger, join the fight.


When you give to UWATX, we deploy your support where it will make the greatest impact. Your gift helps us connect more people to critical resources, prepare more low-income kids for school success and increase the likelihood for whole families to break the cycle of poverty.

Participate in one of UWATX’s giving societies to learn about the issues impacting our community, be a part of the solution through volunteer and leadership opportunities and get to know Austinites from a variety of backgrounds.

Employee Campaigns unite employees and provide an opportunity to give a portion of every paycheck directly to services that make a positive impact in the community. UWATX works with hundreds of corporate partners to create a meaningful experience for all employees and companies. Click here to start giving.


UWATX’s Hands On Central Texas (HOCT) is one of the largest volunteer networks in Central Texas uniting volunteers with community projects that inspire individuals to take action and stay involved.

In addition to running individual volunteer projects, HOCT also partners with corporate volunteers, teams and individuals to provide community engagement opportunities with local nonprofits. Sign up to volunteer today.


You can help UWATX by lending your voice around legislation that directly impacts children and families in need. We will keep you informed about opportunities to give a voice to the voiceless in our community.

Ready to change lives?

Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.

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