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Since 1924, United Way for Greater Austin has been dedicated to providing families and individuals in need with the tools and resources needed to thrive.

What We Do

United Way for Greater Austin brings people, ideas and resources together to fight poverty in our community. Together with community leaders and partners, we’re leading the charge to create sustainable and lasting solutions to poverty and the cycle that holds people in it.

Our Focus

Our Impact in 2017

$ 999 +

invested directly into the community

999

calls for assistance answered

999

volunteers provided

999

hours of service

999

children & families impacted through Success by 6 and
2-Gen programs

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Incoming, United Way for Greater Austin Welcomes A New Class of Board Members

Incoming, United Way for Greater Austin Welcomes A New Class of Board Members

AUSTIN, Texas – 2019 is off to a great start for United Way for Greater Austin. United Way is excited to announce the addition of six new Board Members; Kristie Gonzales, Kristin Marcum, Scott Rust, Amy Simmons, Charles Thornburgh and Jeffrey Verno...

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42 Percent Of Households In Austin Are Struggling To Pay Their Bills, Report Says

42 Percent Of Households In Austin Are Struggling To Pay Their Bills, Report Says

A new report says a third of households in Travis County struggle to make ends meet; in Austin, that number was higher, at 42 percent. Travis County's cost of living was significantly higher than the statewide average, according to the analysis by...

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United Way for Greater Austin Hosts Film Screening of  No Small Matter Documentary

United Way for Greater Austin Hosts Film Screening of No Small Matter Documentary

AUSTIN, Texas – In a 2017 poll by the First Five Years Fund, more than 90 percent of Americans agree that our elected leaders should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income fa...

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Where Hope Takes Root

Where Hope Takes Root

More than 70,000 children in Central Texas live in poverty and face challenges that stand in the way of learning, like hunger, trauma, homelessness, poverty and poor health. Without community support, they are more at risk for missing school, droppin...

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