Focus Areas

Building Blocks of Opportunity

United Way for Greater Austin addresses community issues in a holistic way by focusing on the building blocks of opportunity that every person and every community needs to thrive: education, health, and financial stability.


Success in life begins with a quality education. That’s why we ensure children get a strong start in life and are ready to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.

90 percent of all brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life. What happens in these early years has a lasting impact from Kindergarten readiness to third-grade reading scores to high school graduation and beyond.


A person’s zip code should not determine their access to quality healthcare. We connect people with affordable healthcare, healthy foods, and basic needs supports so everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

Financial Stability

Families and individuals are facing financial obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. We fight to ensure everyone in our community has the resources and opportunities they need to build a strong financial foundation and thrive.

In those three focus areas, we unite the community around collective goals, strategically invest in partners, and execute proven programs that make a real difference for people in Greater Austin.

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.