Yes, it’s 100% Free – DIY, Virtual Tax Prep

United Way’s MyFreeTaxes offers people an easy way to file their returns. Many U.S. taxpayers are eligible to file their taxes for free – but too many don’t know about MyFreeTaxes®. MyFreeTaxes uses best-in-class standards to safeguard taxpayer information, guarantee returns are 100% accurate and ensure that filers receive their maximum refund.   MyFreeTaxes is […]

Get your taxes done for free!

United Way of Greater Atlanta provides free tax preparation services to the community through a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and MyFreeTaxes programs provide Greater Atlanta’s working individuals and families free tax prep to low-to-moderate income ($60,000 and under). Taxes are prepared by IRS trained and certified […]

Wells Fargo Donates $20 Million to Strengthen Small Businesses in Atlanta

ATLANTA – January 28, 2022 – Wells Fargo today announced a $20 million donation to help Atlanta small business owners own more of their businesses’ assets, including property and equipment, and to enable physical upgrades to their facilities. The United Way of Greater Atlanta, in collaboration with Invest Atlanta, will distribute the funding as a […]

From dream to reality: Long-awaited shelter for women and children opens in Gwinnett County

On Friday, August 13, the culmination of a monumental community effort came to life with the dedication of Gwinnett County’s first and only homeless shelter, The Resting Spot. After many years of planning, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s HomeFirst Gwinnett initiative gathered community leaders and government officials for an official ribbon cutting to commemorate the […]

Data-Driven Investing For An Equitable Future

Data guides the work of United Way of Greater Atlanta to assess gaps in services and understand the unique needs of our region as a whole and within each zip code. When we work together—pooling our resources, time, and energy—our community impact grows exponentially to create an equitable future for all. Using research, data and […]

United, we can help families reach economic stability

The story was published originally in January 2021 and has been updated as of March 30, 2021.   Together, can help families today, tomorrow and in the future achieve economic stability. This is an important component of improving child well-being because children thrive when their families thrive. United Way has supported families and provided financial […]

‘This is enough to get me the boost I needed’

This story was published originally on Dec. 2, 2020 and has been updated as of March 30, 2021.   Jackson Hayes moved to Atlanta from Charlotte, North Carolina to “get out of his comfort zone,” and pursue his interests in entertainment. “I’m single and live by myself — of course I’ve got some friends and stuff, […]

Become a champion for your community

Editor’s Note: This story’s featured image is from Housing Justice League’s Facebook page.    Atlanta is a community full of champions—people who work each day to improve the quality of life for every single person in that community. Greater Atlanta needs even more champions, though, if we’re going to change our standing as the “Capital […]

Ser Familia pivots to provide emergency assistance during pandemic

Belisa Urbina knew the well-being of her staff was her most important priority, but she had an important decision to make—she and her husband, Miguel, both. The two founded the nonprofit Ser Familia in 2001 after moving from Puerto Rico to Georgia in 1999. In the nearly two decades since its inception, Ser Familia has […]