Driving change with data

United Way for Greater Austin is more than just a repository of information; we are the caretakers of research-based insights, with our fingers on the pulse of liveability in Central Texas. Our understanding of the data we collect and analyze is not merely technical – it’s the compassionate lens through which we share insights and make decisions, ensuring they resonate with and uplift the lives they touch.

Our data tells a story of impact

To know what is working and having a real impact in Central Texas, we measure data across the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of the community.

Real-time snapshots of gaps in social, economic, and workforce supports

Our data shapes public policies to improve the livability of our community. We proactively share our research-based insights with service providers and civic leaders, so they can both share information with their constituents and learn their community’s needs to inform planning, resource allocation, and policy in their jurisdictions.

Data at Every Level

Program Level

Family Connects

Annual reports from Family Connects, a nurse home visiting program focused on giving babies the best possible start in life.

Pre-K Partnerships

Annual reports from Pre-K Partnerships, which expands access to high-quality pre-K and provides resources to help centers improve and sustain quality services for children.

Coalition Level

Austin/Travis County Success By 6 Coalition Dashboard

Our Austin/Travis County Success By 6 Coalition dashboard has reported outcomes for more than 10 years.

University and college research partnerships

We have formal and informal partnerships with University of Texas, Austin Community College, Huston-Tillotson University, and Texas A&M to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of our programming, services, and coalitions.

Community Level

2-1-1 Data Dashboard

Our innovative 2-1-1 Data Dashboard provides real-time snapshots of our community’s needs, informing regional civic and corporate leaders of the true challenges our community faces. Our 2-1-1 helpline receives more than 200,000 requests for support each year – that’s one call every three minutes!

Family Support Network Dashboard

Our Family Support Network dashboard identifies which zip codes have the highest number of children eligible for pivotal resources based on poverty levels, allowing agencies to make strategic decisions about where to concentrate their resource support and outreach.

Community Needs Assessment

In partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank, we are launching Williamson County’s first-ever community needs assessment based entirely on food access.

Building a prosperous Central Texas, together

A century of service to our community and a deep understanding of data gives us a pulse on the livability in Central Texas. It demonstrates the impact that generous donors, volunteers, and trusted partners have. And it positions us to share our research-based insights with local service providers and civic leaders, informing policy and creating lasting systems change.