Our Mission

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

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Race has a big impact on a person’s life outcomes, so we can only break the cycle of poverty by standing up for racial justice.

That’s why we commit to:

Acknowledging and reconciling our historical role in perpetuating systems of inequality

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

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

We can create a more equitable, inclusive community together. Join the journey and Live United!

Our Focus

Our Impact in 2020

$ 999
invested directly into the community
999
children and families impacted through our strategic work in education, health, and financial stability
999
people impacted through our COVID-19 relief efforts

Collaborated with 19 local grassroots organizations to host 50 COVID-19 vaccine clinics, getting 15,600 vaccines into the arms of Central Texans (and counting!)

999

calls for help answered

999

tax returns prepared by VITA volunteers

What We’re Up To

Early Matters Greater Austin advocacy win: Paid parental leave in Travis County

Early Matters Greater Austin advocacy win: Paid parental leave in Travis County

On May 3, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously voted to offer Travis County employees eight weeks of paid parental leave! The resolution was sponsored by Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Precinct 1 Travis County Commissioner Jeffrey Tr...

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Parenting Students Project supports Austin parents with guaranteed income

Parenting Students Project supports Austin parents with guaranteed income

Austin nursing student and mother of two Deja was working hard to complete her degree, but still struggled to make ends meet while staying focused on her rigorous program. That all changed when she began participating in United Way for Greater Austin...

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A “Rawr-some” Literacy Night with the Greater Austin Reading Coalition

A “Rawr-some” Literacy Night with the Greater Austin Reading Coalition

On April 28, more than 200 children and families gathered for the Greater Austin Reading Coalition’s first-ever Family Literacy Night at Sanchez Elementary School with coalition member Communities in Schools. Hosting family literacy nights and dist...

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10 age-appropriate books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (and every month!)

10 age-appropriate books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (and every month!)

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPI) Month, the Greater Austin Reading Coalition and Success By Six Coalition are excited to share 10 age-appropriate, children's books that reflect the rich diversity of AAPI culture. These ...

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