United Way for Greater Austin brings people, ideas, and resources together to fight poverty in our community.
Since 1924, United Way has been a powerful force for good and a critical part of the fabric of Austin. For 95+ years, we have been dedicated to providing families and individuals with the tools and resources they need to thrive. The needs in our Greater Austin area have changed over time, so we’ve adapted our support to stay ahead of emerging needs and help as many people as possible. What hasn’t changed? Our belief that every person deserves the opportunity to thrive and our passion for solving our community’s biggest challenges.
Something special happens when we Live United. When we work together to build a stronger community, we are sparking a movement bigger than anything we can do alone.
Our Core Values
“One thing I really like about United Way for Greater Austin is how they are building long-term solutions to poverty in our community by investing to change the root causes of poverty, especially through childhood education and their 2-Gen programs. United Way has also revamped its own team and culture to bring new energy and excitement to ending poverty. This combination of a powerful team going after root causes makes me feel like my donation and involvement goes a long way to help out.”
Partner and Managing Director at Boston Consulting Group & Donor to United Way for Greater Austin
“To me, inclusivity means being the best listener you can be, without judgment or prejudices. It is making sure that the people who feel they have no voice get the chance to talk, the same chance as everyone else, as well as the ability to feel they have the right to receive services. This is why I love Bluebonnet Trails. We strive to provide services for those who may not have the ability to pay or lack insurance. These individuals deserve services just as much as someone who has insurance that covers mental health services.”
ConnectATX Navigation Manager at United Way for Greater Austin
“Day in and day out, United Way for Greater Austin serves as our community’s moral compass. The organization leads with a dedicated, principled approach to helping those in need that results in an immeasurable impact. I’m honored to call the team at United Way both friends and colleagues.”
Former Executive Director at Mainspring Schools, a United Way community partner organization
“When I think of United Way for Greater Austin, the word Excellence comes to mind. From their world-class team to their work improving the lives of children & families – the organization is transforming our community and making a sustainable impact. I am a proud supporter of United Way.”
Travis County Attorney Delia Garza
“The progressive minds that make up United Way for Greater Austin are what make it one of the most innovative organizations in our city. They are constantly thinking outside of the box and activating new channels of communication ensuring we reach all members of our community. I think one of the secrets to their special sauce is their ability to include experts at every level to help tackle some of Austin’s most pressing issues.”
Senior Account Executive at ECPR Texas
Who We Are
We make Austin greater for a living. As a team, we work hard, laugh a lot, and brainstorm new ways to make a meaningful difference. And we eat a lot of breakfast tacos. Join us to do some of the best work of your life.