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Inspiring business-community partnerships

For more than 125 years, United Way has improved lives and strengthened communities around the world.

Globally, we are supported by 70,000 companies, including 280 Fortune 500 corporations, because we have a proven record of large-scale impact and innovation.

We believe business has a fundamental role to play in developing thriving communities and the full potential of this is yet to be realised. That’s why locally, we’re working with the following businesses to provide top quality employee engagement opportunities that maximise people’s skills and resources. These long-term partnerships leverage business’ expertise, networks, funding and resources to improve early childhood outcomes and increase youth employment in communities of disadvantage across Australia.

Proudly working with:

• AIA Australia
• Atlassian
• Archerfield Airport
• Challenger
• Colliers International
• Commonwealth Bank
• Danone Nutricia Early
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• Dell EMC
• Dentons
• Deloitte
• D-link
• Ernst & Young
• Explore and Develop
• Genworth
• Herbert Smith Freehills
• Hyundai Australia
• ING Direct
• IT Nextgen

• Macquarie Bank
• Macquarie University
• Macquarie University
• Meriton Group
• Microsoft Store
• National Australia Bank
• Network Ten
• Norton Rose Fulbright
• Optus

• Pegasystems
• Pitney Bowes
• Polcyznski Lawyers
• Rodgers Reidy
• T. Rowe Price
• Think Impact
• Vanguard
• Weber Shandwick
• Westpac


case studies

The first of its kind in Australia, the Macquarie Park Business-Community Partnership takes an innovative approach to overcoming local community disadvantage. Founded in 2014, this coalition of businesses headquartered in Sydney’s Macquarie Park work together to support local parents and carers to ensure children are school-ready, and high school students to stay engaged in school and transition successfully to work or higher education. Far beyond traditional corporate philanthropy, find out how the meaningful executive and employee engagement opportunities are creating real impact:

Small business can make a big impact too! Find out how our bespoke partnerships are delivering shared value for both Rodgers Reidy and United Way.

Building long term partnerships With many corporate-non profit partnerships lasting only 2-3 years, we examine the ingredients of Fuji Xerox Australia‘s 25 year partnership with United Way.

Explore how staff participation in workplace giving at Macquarie Telecom has reached 10 times the national average!


“ING DIRECT has partnered with United Way for over seven years. Over that time our staff have been introduced to a myriad of social issues in our local community via a range of well organised volunteer activities. Our staff have built a greater understanding and empathy for those in need in our community [and] have had an opportunity to use their skills and expertise to effect positive change. United Way has always sought to partner with us with the intention of creating shared value: achieving meaningful social outcomes whilst also meeting our business objectives – a great basis for a successful corporate/community partnership.”  Shannon Carruth, Manager, Sustainability and Community Impact, ING DIRECT

“I’ve noticed a real sense of pride among our team that our company plays such an important role in supporting the wider community. They are genuinely excited by the Gift of Reading appeal  each Christmas, and the opportunity to support disadvantaged kids through volunteering and workplace giving resonates well. I have also enjoyed learning more about the Not For Profit sector. Our partnership has brought the team together and improved staff engagement, which has longer business benefits.”  Craig Lowe, General Manager Customer Service, Macquarie Telecom

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