2018 Believe Award Nominations

United Way's Believe Awards is a celebration of the values that unite our community of partner organizations, funders, clients and friends. This event celebrates the collaborative nature of our work by uplifting and honoring the many hands that fight against poverty.

Submit Your Nomination

Winners will be announced at the Believe Awards Ceremony on September 13, 2018 at Grand Theater in San Francisco. Learn More.

Award Categories

To reflect the eight counties we serve, individuals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations that serve the following counties will be considered:

Alameda County
Contra Costa County
Marin County
Napa County
San Francisco County
Santa Clara County
San Mateo County
Solano County

Nominations open on June 26, 2018 and close August 14, 2018. Winners will be announced at the Believe Awards Ceremony on September 13, 2018.

We will accept nominations on this portal until August 14, 2018. To ensure eligibility, nominations will be reviewed by a United Way staff panel. Accepted applications will then be presented to a selection committee comprised of leaders from philanthropic, corporate and nonprofit communities.

Although only a few candidates will win, we want to celebrate as many nominees as time allows! As you write your nomination, please keep in mind that we may publish quotes or pictures from your application in our marketing materials as a way to help get people excited for the big day.

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Partner Organizations