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Our Mission

United Way for Greater Austin brings people, ideas, and resources together to fight poverty in our community.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Race impacts all of us. It’s the single biggest predictor of a person’s education, health, and income.

To advance United Way for Greater Austin’s mission to fight poverty, we must stand up for racial justice.

That’s why we commit to:

Looking back to understand how we’ve contributed to racial inequality

Changing unfair systems that prevent our community from reaching its full potential

Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as individuals, as an organization, and with our community

United, we can create a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Join the journey and Live United!

Our Focus

Our Impact in 2021

Together with generous neighbors like you, here are some of the things we accomplished in the past year across the Central Texas region, including Travis and Williamson counties.
$ 999
invested directly into our community
999
children and individuals impacted through our strategic work in education, health, and financial stability
999
requests for help answered through our Navigation Center

Collaborated with 19 local grassroots organizations to administer more than 20,000 vaccines

What We’re Up To

The history of Children’s Optimal Health

The history of Children’s Optimal Health

This blog was written by United Way for Greater Austin's Model Community Data Manager Dan Brown. In early 2008, thirteen lead community agencies and institutions organized as the Charter Members of Children‘s Optimal Health (COH) and formed a Te...

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United Way for Greater Austin and Children’s Optimal Health have merged!

United Way for Greater Austin and Children’s Optimal Health have merged!

United Way for Greater Austin and Children's Optimal Health (COH) have joined forces and merged! Through this merger, we are streamlining our business and operational infrastructure to more efficiently serve the Greater Austin community. This will...

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PACES helps nearly 11,000 local families access life-changing tax credits

PACES helps nearly 11,000 local families access life-changing tax credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest federal anti-poverty program in the country, yet one in five eligible families with low income in our community are not receiving it. Alongside our partner Foundation Communities, United Way for Grea...

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Real people … real impact

Real people … real impact

So many of our neighbors are working hard, but struggling to make ends meet; having to choose between paying for food, rent, gas, or medicine for their children. Inequitable systems make it nearly impossible for families to break out of the cycle of ...

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What’s Happening Now