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.

2021-22 Annual Report

Impact report

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

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
children and individuals impacted through our strategic work in education, health, and financial stability
requests for help answered through our Navigation Center

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

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.

Digital Access: An Opportunity to Improve Equity in Central Texas

A project of Children’s Optimal Health, which joined forces and merged with United Way for Greater Austin in July 2022.

Analysis and Mapping of 2-1-1 Calls

A project of Children’s Optimal Health, which joined forces and merged with United Way for Greater Austin in July 2022.

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.

Del Valle Youth-Led Community Health Learning Initiative

A project of Children’s Optimal Health, which joined forces and merged with United Way for Greater Austin in July 2022.

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

You can make a difference. United, we can build a community where every child enters Kindergarten ready to learn, every child reads on grade level, every person connects with community resources promoting health, and all families are financially stable.