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1 in 4 Bay Area residents struggle to make ends meet.

Over 600,000 Bay Area Households Struggle to Meet Basic Needs


We envision a Bay Area where all people have the opportunities and resources needed to thrive. Our programs provide immediate and long-term resources to fight poverty through four pillars: basic needs, employment and career opportunities, financial stability and housing justice. After 100 years of serving the Bay Area, we know we cannot do this work without your support. Join us in making an impact on the lives of our neighbors and donate today.

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Meet Jorge

When his son was born with cerebral palsy, Jorge didn’t hesitate to quit his job and care for him. But when his son sadly passed away, Jorge and his wife faced not only the heartbreaking loss of their child but also the financial strain from the loss of Jorge's income as a caregiver. Fearing they might lose their home; Jorge found the Emergency Assistance Network (EAN). EAN helped them catch up on rent payments to make sure they remained housed during this difficult time. With EAN support, Jorge was able to find employment again, and he and his family slowly put their life back together.

By donating to United Way Bay Area you are helping to fund initiatives like EAN which provides assistance to individuals and families during emergencies, when they need it most. Give today to help more Bay Area neighbors like Jorge.

Your Gift Changes Lives


Your contribution will help us continue to create and advance innovative approaches to make this a Bay Area where everyone has the opportunities and resources to thrive.

$50 allows one youth to attend a career coaching session
$100 provides nutritious meals for 30 people
$250 provides one night of safe shelter for 6 people
$500 provides financial coaching for 5 families

As a donor, board member, and Women United council member, I have been deeply impressed by United Way Bay Area’s stewardship of contributions. I have witnessed firsthand how we transform financial support into tangible, lasting impact for Bay Area residents.

Michelle Branch 
Board Director - United Way Bay Area
Women United council member, Principal and Founder Branch Law Group  

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Your donations will stay local and will help us fight Bay Area Poverty.

View our impact made possible through generous donors.


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649,437 individuals served across 8 counties
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$53,289,926 in tax returns accessed across our service region
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Through our programs we have served over 4.4 million pounds of food to our community members

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United Way Bay Area has earned Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.