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California Propositions That Won & Lost
By: Will White

On November 3rd, Californians participated in record numbers in our national and local elections. This election cycle, UWBA developed a voter guide and took positions...

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United Way Bay Area

Post-Election Day Statement

This election, like no other in recent history, caused tremendous anxiety in the Bay Area and across the country. The work to end systemic racism,...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Support Local Families This Holiday Season
By: Anton Timms

Winter Wonderland is United Way Bay Area’s annual holiday celebration and is typically a night filled with music, dinner, gift-giving, and other fun activities. We bring...

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COVID-19 | United Way Bay Area

Register for stimulus by November 21st
By: Colleen Smallfield

There are still a few weeks left to claim Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus, for individuals and families who haven’t already received a payment. While...

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United Way Bay Area

My First 100 Days in the Fight Against Poverty
By: Kevin Zwick

100 This week, I looked at the calendar and realized that I’ve come up on my first 100 days at United Way Bay Area as...

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Housing | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area
By: Channa Sweet

Homelessness has been on the rise for decades and there are more than 32,000 homeless individuals in the Bay Area. According to Housing and Urban...

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COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact
By: Kelly Batson

At the beginning of the pandemic, United Way Bay Area launched our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support the short- and long-term response and recovery...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area 2020 Voter Guide
By: Will White

It’s 2020 and a huge election year. The upcoming state and national elections may be one of the most defining elections in U.S. history—but it...

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Advocacy | Education | Impact

Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15
By: Kevin Zwick

As a nonprofit leader, I’ve always strongly believed that nonprofit organizations cannot truly meet their missions through programmatic work alone. For United Way Bay Area...

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Basic Needs | COVID-19 | Empowering Youth | Partners | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Backpack Drive Delivers 600+ Kits to Bay Area Families
By: Tamara Orozco

Despite the uncertainty of school reopenings, United Way Bay Area moved forward (virtually, of course!) with our annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to support...

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California Propositions That Won & Lost
By: Will White
On November 3rd, Californians participated in record numbers in our national and local elections. This election cycle, UWBA developed a voter guide and took positions on several state ballot measures that are core to the work we do... Read More
Post-Election Day Statement
This election, like no other in recent history, caused tremendous anxiety in the Bay Area and across the country. The work to end systemic racism, poverty, and injustice is more urgent and needed now than ever before. Bridging... Read More
Support Local Families This Holiday Season
By: Anton Timms
Winter Wonderland is United Way Bay Area’s annual holiday celebration and is typically a night filled with music, dinner, gift-giving, and other fun activities. We bring together over 80 Bay Area families and 100 youth and provide them with... Read More
Register for stimulus by November 21st
By: Colleen Smallfield
There are still a few weeks left to claim Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus, for individuals and families who haven’t already received a payment. While most Americans who filed a tax return received payments in the Spring, many... Read More
My First 100 Days in the Fight Against Poverty
By: Kevin Zwick
100 This week, I looked at the calendar and realized that I’ve come up on my first 100 days at United Way Bay Area as CEO. There is so much to cover, but mostly I’m filled with gratitude... Read More
Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area
By: Channa Sweet
Homelessness has been on the rise for decades and there are more than 32,000 homeless individuals in the Bay Area. According to Housing and Urban Development’s 2019 Point in Time Count, whites comprise 43% of the general population... Read More
COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact
By: Kelly Batson
At the beginning of the pandemic, United Way Bay Area launched our COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to support the short- and long-term response and recovery efforts of nonprofit organizations throughout the Bay Area. We focused our response on... Read More
United Way Bay Area 2020 Voter Guide
By: Will White
It’s 2020 and a huge election year. The upcoming state and national elections may be one of the most defining elections in U.S. history—but it doesn’t stop at the presidential election. In addition to the candidates on your... Read More
Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15
By: Kevin Zwick
As a nonprofit leader, I’ve always strongly believed that nonprofit organizations cannot truly meet their missions through programmatic work alone. For United Way Bay Area to meet our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and strengthening the... Read More
Backpack Drive Delivers 600+ Kits to Bay Area Families
By: Tamara Orozco
Despite the uncertainty of school reopenings, United Way Bay Area moved forward (virtually, of course!) with our annual Backpack and School Supply Drive to support youth who couldn’t afford the tools to start the year off on the... Read More