What We Do

United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.

Improve the lives of children, families and communities today.


We help to create a thriving community in three ways:

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1. Team Efforts

We match the efforts of people and organizations across Greater Atlanta to work collectively on issues affecting child, family and community well-being.

2. Investment Priorities

United Way of Greater Atlanta invests your donations where we can address those issues with the greatest possible impact. We direct your dollars from the Child Well-Being Mission Fund — think dollars given TO vs. THROUGH United Way.

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3. Serving Your Community

United Way deploys 16,000 volunteers to work across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.​

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Our Four Investment Priorities


Strong Learners is a high-impact solution taking a complete approach to making sure children learn to read by third grade, so they can then read to learn.

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College and Career Ready creates a clear path for youth to get through school and ready for either higher education or high growth careers.

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Economic Stability is a high-impact approach to improving the financial standing of families in Greater Atlanta.

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Brighter Future brings our work to the areas that need it most with the mission of building up communities and local leadership.

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