Guest Blogging Opportunity: Have a compelling story tied to our work? Send to marketing@uwba.org for consideration.

Blog

The latest on what we're up to, most proud of, and inspired by.

Basic Needs | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019

New United Way Report Finds More Than 1 in 3 Households in California Struggle to Meet Basic Needs Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost...

Read More

Emerging Leaders | Philanthropy | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area

Emerging Leaders Fighting Poverty
By: Tamara Orozco

Read how one of UWBA’s Emerging Leaders is helping fight Bay Area poverty. Meet Oscar Alvarez. He is a new member of the Steering Committee...

Read More

Impact | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Making Retirement Savings Accessible For All
By: Tamara Orozco

UWBA and CalSavers Launch New Retirement Savings Program for Millions of Californians Lacking Access United Way Bay Area, in partnership with CalSavers, recently hosted the...

Read More

Philanthropy | Spotlight | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Salesforce.org & United Way Introduce New Volunteering Capability

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, today announced a new...

Read More

Advocacy | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

Advocating For An Equal Chance For All
By: Will White

UWBA advocates at state capitol in support of California’s children and immigrant families It’s state budget season in Sacramento and our legislators are hard at...

Read More

Impact | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

United Way Reboots Brand With Help of New Tech Tools

How does a 132 year-old organization like the United Way stay fresh in fast-changing tech times? Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide, Lisa Bowman...

Read More

Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Artist-friendly, Free Tax Preparation
By: Tamara Orozco

Gina is a San Francisco-based artist who got her taxes done with United Way’s free tax prep program, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!. See...

Read More

Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Paying It Forward, Tax Free
By: Joan Catherine Braun

Name A Charity As One of Your IRA or 401(k) Beneficiaries My mother was a frugal woman. She was born in the depths of the...

Read More

United Way Bay Area

Connect to jobs, internships and more!

Are you interested in job or internship opportunities? Check out these San Francisco-based organizations to help you connect to jobs, internships or other services! Communities...

Read More

Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

Who says taxes can’t be easy?
By: Tamara Orozco

See why Alice is all smiles about United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program.     Meet Alice. She lives in the Tenderloin...

Read More
Filter:

Categories

Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019
New United Way Report Finds More Than 1 in 3 Households in California Struggle to Meet Basic Needs Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2019, a report released by the United Ways of California... Read More
Emerging Leaders Fighting Poverty
By: Tamara Orozco
Read how one of UWBA’s Emerging Leaders is helping fight Bay Area poverty. Meet Oscar Alvarez. He is a new member of the Steering Committee of United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leaders, a group of philanthropic young professionals... Read More
Making Retirement Savings Accessible For All
By: Tamara Orozco
UWBA and CalSavers Launch New Retirement Savings Program for Millions of Californians Lacking Access United Way Bay Area, in partnership with CalSavers, recently hosted the CalSavers Bay Area event to launch a new retirement savings program that will... Read More
Salesforce.org & United Way Introduce New Volunteering Capability
Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, today announced a new volunteering capability for Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud that allows employees to volunteer and connect... Read More
Advocating For An Equal Chance For All
By: Will White
UWBA advocates at state capitol in support of California’s children and immigrant families It’s state budget season in Sacramento and our legislators are hard at work hammering out the details of this year’s state budget. While our leaders... Read More
United Way Reboots Brand With Help of New Tech Tools
How does a 132 year-old organization like the United Way stay fresh in fast-changing tech times? Chief Marketing Officer of United Way Worldwide, Lisa Bowman talks about how United Way reframed its brand and teamed up with Salesforce.org... Read More
Artist-friendly, Free Tax Preparation
By: Tamara Orozco
Gina is a San Francisco-based artist who got her taxes done with United Way’s free tax prep program, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!. See what she loves about it.   Read More
Paying It Forward, Tax Free
By: Joan Catherine Braun
Name A Charity As One of Your IRA or 401(k) Beneficiaries My mother was a frugal woman. She was born in the depths of the Great Depression to first generation Americans—people whose lives were governed by a fierce... Read More
Connect to jobs, internships and more!
Are you interested in job or internship opportunities? Check out these San Francisco-based organizations to help you connect to jobs, internships or other services! Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids (CHALK) CHALK is a youth-led project... Read More
Who says taxes can’t be easy?
By: Tamara Orozco
See why Alice is all smiles about United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program.   Meet Alice. She lives in the Tenderloin and has been coming to get help with her taxes for the past... Read More
SparkPoint at Community College: A Bright Spot in the Bay Area
By: Abby Cunningham
In our last post, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary of SparkPoint, the life-changing program that’s helping struggling Bay Area residents move up the economic ladder. At SparkPoint, individuals can receive financial coaching, debt-reduction help, career counseling and access to... Read More
Youth Career Expo Helps Bridge the Opportunity Gap
By: Tamara Orozco
OnTrack Career Expo Engages San Francisco Students in Interactive Exhibits and Coaching at LinkedIn   The energy in the room was buzzing as high school students connected with volunteer career coaches at United Way Bay Area’s annual... Read More
Local Berkeleyan Gives Back to the Bay Area
By: Abby Cunningham
Robert Spear, PhD. knows a thing or two about research. As a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Public Health, he’s written and co-authored over a hundred papers on various topics in environmental... Read More
CEO Anne Wilson: Looking Back, Moving Forward
By: Abby Cunningham
In honor of women’s history month, Anne Wilson talks about her professional journey from college intern to CEO of UWBA, a career that spans nearly four decades. Her passion, dedication, and leadership are an inspiration to both women... Read More
Business Pathways Summer Internship
Apply for the Business Pathways Summer Internship Program Companies from various industries will provide internships for youth between the ages of 16-24. Internships will be 8 weeks long, from June 17th to August 9th, 2019. This is an... Read More
SparkPoint Celebrates 10 Successful Years
By: Abby Cunningham
In 2009, United Way Bay Area had a vision: empower struggling Bay Area residents to rise above their financial challenges and build a brighter future for themselves and their families. Today, SparkPoint provides financial coaching, career counseling, credit... Read More
Leading with Philanthropy
Together, we can change the world. When it comes to giving back, the Bay Area business community is all in. Over 90 individuals attended our joint presentation of Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud on January 31, 2019. Our fearless leader,... Read More
Law Firms Use “Gorilla Tactics” to Fight Poverty
By: Abby Cunningham
There’s no law that says you can’t have a little fun in the fight against poverty. That’s exactly what the Koko challenge is all about. The top legal minds in San Francisco come together and battle it out... Read More
Our Two-Generation Approach Works – Just Ask This Donor
By: Abby Cunningham
When Phillippe Wallace started giving to United Way, it was more than a calling to help the less fortunate. For him, it was personal. “My biological father was not a part of the family, nor provided any support,”... Read More
211 Government Shutdown Resources
By: Richard Vega
2-1-1 IS HERE TO HELP United Way launched the United for U.S. Coalition to mobilize its corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and other nonprofits to assist federal workers, contractors and others who may be impacted... Read More
Winter Wonderland in San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood
By: Eric Gaan
Emerging Leaders Group Fulfills Wish Lists for Struggling Families United Way Bay Area’s Emerging Leaders group channeled Santa’s little helpers and hosted the annual Winter Wonderland event in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood, bringing together local families for an... Read More
United Way Bay Area Helps Launch Retirement Savings Program
CalSavers offers California workers an easy way to save for retirement. In November 2018, UWBA helped launch CalSavers, a pilot program that will offer an estimated 7 million workers in California the opportunity to contribute to an Individual... Read More
United Way Tops Forbes List of America’s Top Charities
We are honored to again make the list and grateful to our many partners and supporters who help make our work possible. As described by Forbes, rankings on the 20th edition of the Forbes top-charities list are determined... Read More
When there’s nobody else to call, we’re here for you.
By: Tamara Orozco
Our free 211 helpline connects those in need, like Sara, with those who can help. When crisis hits and survival mode kicks in, it’s hard to think straight, to know where to turn for help. That’s where Sara*... Read More
Volunteer to Help Families ‘Earn It! Keep It! Save It!’
By: Kat Russo
UWBA’s free tax assistance program brings back $82 million in refunds to local residents What could be more rewarding than helping low- to moderate-income Bay Area families and supporting the local economy? We don’t know either! United Way... Read More