Measuring Impact

Making a Difference for Local Families

United Way for Greater Austin drives impact by partnering with and investing in efforts to address the immediate needs of local families in poverty, while also spurring systems-level change, shaping our metro area into a community that works for everyone. And it’s working.

Watch one success story, of thousands.

2020-21 Annual Report

Photo of annual impact report cover

As you read this annual report, know that you can make a difference. Even better: We can make a difference.

Together with our donors and supporters, here are some of the things we accomplished in the past year.

Strategic work in education,
health, and financial stability

$ 999
invested into the community
999
children, families, and individuals impacted

COVID-19 Relief

$ 999
invested into the community
999
people impacted
999

requests for help answered

999

volunteers provided

999

hours of service

Partnered with more than 4,000 donors and 30 community organizations

Launched a pilot with Lyft to provide more than 2,500 free rides to 2-1-1 callers in need of transportation assistance to access community services

Founded Early Matters Greater Austin, a coalition of business leaders who champion family-friendly workplaces, influence public policy, and advance innovation to improve early childhood outcomes

Launched Family Connects Texas, an initiative that offers free nurse home visits to families in Austin/Travis County with a newborn

Created and launched a community-wide 2-Gen strategic plan, promoting an approach to social services which serves parents and children simultaneously and leads to better financial outcomes for both generations

Developed a new five-year community-wide Success By 6 strategic plan, to help ensure every child born in Austin/Travis County receives the support and care they need to enter Kindergarten ready to learn and succeed

Driving Impact with Data

To know what is working and having a real impact in our Greater Austin community, we track impact data.

When we share what we know – and what we learn – with the community, we provide our partners with powerful tools. That’s why we gather, analyze, and report out critical data about needs and trends here in Greater Austin.

Community Needs and Trends Report

A compilation and analysis of 2-1-1 and ConnectATX caller data. The report illustrates the real demands for health and human services in our region.

Research Partnerships

University of Texas research partnerships resulting in pre-Kindergarten impact measurements and 2-Gen needs assessments.

Good Measure

A Mission Capital-led group founded by Andy Roddick Foundation, Applied Materials Foundation, Central Texas Summer STEM Funder Collaborative, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, St. David’s Foundation, and United Way for Greater Austin.

This collaborative focuses on providing nonprofits with the training, resources, and tools they need to collect and analyze data in order to better understand their impact.

Join us. Let’s do this the United Way.

Together, we are building a community where every child enters Kindergarten ready to learn and thrive, every person connects with community resources promoting health, all children are reading on grade level by the 4th grade, and all families are financially stable.