United Way Bay Area

Our roadmap mission 

Historically, we have set ambitious goals for fighting poverty in the Bay Area. We recognize that these goals can only be achieved by coming together with like-minded partners committed to the effort. The path to achieving our goals focuses on three key economic drivers: Jobs, Education, and Basic Needs.

Poverty is a complex issue that requires a complex solution, but thanks to the esteemed partners who have joined the Roadmap to Cut Poverty, we are closer today than we have ever been to breaking the cycle.

While this effort is ongoing, the work has already begun! Innovative partnerships are already at work throughout the Bay Area.

Roadmap Partners

Alameda County Central Labor Council
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Alameda County Social Services Agency
Allen Temple Baptist Church
American Canyon Family Resource Center
Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Bay Area Legal Aid
Benicia City Government
Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
Bi National Health Alliance of Napa County
Brighter Beginnings
Building Futures with Women and Children
Building Skills Partnership
Barbara Lee, Member of Congress
California Alliance for Retired Americans
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
California School Health Centers Association
Catholic Charities CYO San Francisco
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Catholic Charities Santa Rosa
Children Now
Children’s Network of Solano County
Children’s Nurturing Project
Treasurer of the City & County of San Francisco
City of Fairfield
Clear Channel Communications
Coalition for Community Schools
Community Action Partnership Solano
Community Child Care Council (4C’s) of Alameda County
Community Living Campaign
Contra Costa Central Labor Council
Contra Costa County Department of Employment and Human Services
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Contra Costa Family Economic Security Partnership
Contra Costa Safety Net Task Force
Davis Street Family Resource Center
East Bay Leadership Council (formerly Contra Costa Council)
East Oakland Community Project
Eden I&R
EveryOne Home
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Fighting Back Partnership
Financial Fitness Clinic SF General Hospital
First 5 Alameda
First 5 Contra Costa
First 5 Marin
First 5 Solano
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
Fremont Family Resource Center
Global Center for Success
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin
The Greenlining Institute
Homebase – The Center for Common Concerns
Innvision Shelter Network
Jewish Community Relations Council
John Gioia, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Larkin Street Youth Services
Lavender Youth Recreation & Info Center
LIFETIME – Low Income Families’ Empowerment Through Education
Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa
Marin City Community Development Corporation
Marin Community Foundation
Marriot Foundation Bridges
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, Inc
Mission Economic Development Agency
Mission Hiring Hall
New America Foundation
Northeast Community Federal Credit Union
Northern Solano Democratic Club
Oakland Unified School District
On Lok Senior Health Services Lifeways
On The Move
Operation Hope, Inc
Opportunity Junction
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Community Investments
Parent Services Project of Marin
Partnership for Children and Youth
Peralta Community College District
Policy Link
Project Open Hand San Francisco
Richmond Community Foundation
City of Rio Vista
Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
San Francisco Family Economic Success Coordinating Council
San Francisco Family Support Network
San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Central Labor Council
Mayor Ed Lee, City/County of San Francisco
San Francisco Public Library
San Mateo County Central Labor Council
Seven Tepees
SHELTER, Inc. of Contra Costa County
Skyline College
Social Solutions
Solano County Department of Health & Social Services
Solano County Department of Child Support Services
Solano Family & Children’s Services
County of Solano
SparkPoint West Contra Costa Center
St. Marys Center
St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County
Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality
Stanford University John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
Starbucks Coffee Company
Street Soccer USA
Success Center San Francisco
City of Suisun
Tax – Aid
Thrive Alliance
Treasure Island Job Corps Center
United WayBay Area 
Vallejo City Government
The Workforce Collaborative
Y & H Soda Foundation
YMCA of San Francisco
Young Community Developers Inc.

Download the Roadmap HERE

Roadmap Steering Council

Ann Mathieson, Marin Community Foundation
Anne Wilson, United Way of the Bay Area
Carla Javits, Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
Christina Arrostuto, First 5 Solano
David Chu, Starbucks
David Grusky, Stanford University Center on Poverty and Inequality
Deborah Alvarez-Rodriguez, Seam Innovation
Ezra Garrett, PG&E
James Head, San Francisco Foundation
Jeffrey Bialik, Catholic Charities CYO
Joe Brooks, Policy Link
John Gioia, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Jose Cisneros, Treasurer, City of San Francisco
Josie Camacho, Alameda County Central Labor Council
Leslie Medine, On the Move
Paul Buddenhagen, Contra Costa Dept. of Employment and Human Services
Regina Stanback Stroud, Skyline College
Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council
Tony Smith, Oakland Unified School District


Thank you to those partners who joined us on June 5 for the The Way Forward event! Slides, documents and event photos from the sessions will be posted here as they come in.