Program areas at United Way of Greater Atlanta
United Way invests impact dollars in assembling teams of nonprofits to work on collaborative solutions that lead to positive and sustainable outcomes for children and families, like giving kids the skills to succeed in school, teaching financial education and job training, bringing primary care access and giving the tools to remove themselves from homelessness.giving to the United Way child wellbeing impact fund allows you to have the biggest impact on our community. The fund covers multiple areas that help advance child wellbeing across Greater Atlanta. Decisions are made through a process directed by United Way and involves subject matter experts as well as trained volunteers. Investments are directed toward programs delivered by partner nonprofits with proven effectiveness in creating measurable and sustainable contributions to the community.
United Way has adopted, in partnership with dozens of community partners, a "yardstick" for child wellbeing a set of 14 measures that allow us to assess how well children and families are doing by zip code across 13 counties. United Way's programs are designed to move the needle on these critical measures. Its focuses are on creating strong foundations for children to grow, thereby providing opportunities for success despite adverse conditions, as well as nurturing communities that need wraparound support.for every measure of child wellbeing, there is a multitude of factors that can adversely influence outcomes and a series of actions we can take that can change these outcomes for the better. When we consider all potential solutions that help us move the needle evidence based strategies, innovative programs, policies, volunteerism, among others.in fy 2020, United Way launched the Greater Atlanta covid-19 response and recovery fund, a joint effort with community foundation for Greater Atlanta, to respond to the urgent community needs around covid-19. Open grant applications as well as online quantitative data facilitation tools were used to identify the areas of greatest need and the most vulnerable populations to determine where to deliver philanthropic funds. In fy 2020, $20.071m was raised and $18.331m was spent on these relief efforts.
United Way helps people volunteer in a number of ways, such as lending their professional expertise, advocating on behalf of issues, and donating household and office items. United Way provides support and expertise through five local offices to help communities solve problems. Through technical assistance and gifts in kind Atlanta, United Way helps nonprofit organizations operate more effectively and efficiently. We work with stakeholders in communities across our service area to collectively address and implement strategies to ensure that all people in our region can thrive.united Way of Greater Atlanta's 2-1-1 contact center is a full-service contact center that connects people to the assistance they need to address everyday challenges of living, as well as those that develop during times of community emergencies. Answering almost 600,000 contacts through telephone, text, live chats, email, mobile app, postal and web searches, 2-1-1 helps many throughout the community. The community can visit our website to search the 211 database for themselves.