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United Way Bay Area

Join the fight for equity this MLK Day and beyond
By: United Way Bay Area

The past year has been a pivotal one in the fight for justice and equity. Many people around the country have spoken out about the...

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COVID-19 | Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area

New UWBA Report Looks at Health and Wealth Connection During COVID-19
By: Jacqueline Chan

United Way Bay Area’s latest report, SparkPoint Programming During COVID-19: An Assessment of the Health-Wealth Connection, describes the impact of COVID-19 on our SparkPoint program’s...

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family wearing masks at the park

Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Looking Forward
By: Kevin Zwick

It is understandable looking back over the past year at all the things missed out, postponed, or lost during the year. Instead, I’d like to...

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

Holiday Wishes and Basic Needs Fulfilled
By: Tamara Orozco

A Socially Distanced Winter Wonderland Shares Holiday Cheer and Basic Needs with Bay Area Families Every year, United Way Bay Area hosts our Winter Wonderland...

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court table laid out with the american flag, a gavel, and masks

COVID-19 | United Way Bay Area

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
By: Will White

2020 is coming to a close and we all know what that means–it’s time to talk taxes. No, really! While tax policy may not be...

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COVID-19 | Poverty | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

New, Family-Centered Coaching at SparkPoint Centers
By: Nicole Harden & Madison Priest

United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) financial stability program SparkPoint is in an exciting moment of growth and change. In addition to expanding our impact at...

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image of sunset peeking through skyscrapers

United Way Bay Area

Looking Back, Moving Forward
By: Kevin Zwick

Just after the 2020 Presidential election, United Way Bay Area issued a statement affirming our values as an organization. We acknowledged a more urgent need...

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United Way Bay Area

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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Join the fight for equity this MLK Day and beyond
By: United Way Bay Area
The past year has been a pivotal one in the fight for justice and equity. Many people around the country have spoken out about the racial discrimination and systemic inequalities that affect people of color on a daily... Read More
New UWBA Report Looks at Health and Wealth Connection During COVID-19
By: Jacqueline Chan
United Way Bay Area’s latest report, SparkPoint Programming During COVID-19: An Assessment of the Health-Wealth Connection, describes the impact of COVID-19 on our SparkPoint program’s clients and how our work has pivoted to meet the needs of low-income... Read More
Looking Forward
By: Kevin Zwick
It is understandable looking back over the past year at all the things missed out, postponed, or lost during the year. Instead, I’d like to take this opportunity to look back at all the ways that each of... Read More
Holiday Wishes and Basic Needs Fulfilled
By: Tamara Orozco
A Socially Distanced Winter Wonderland Shares Holiday Cheer and Basic Needs with Bay Area Families Every year, United Way Bay Area hosts our Winter Wonderland event, bringing Bay Area families together to celebrate the holidays, build community, and... Read More
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
By: Will White
2020 is coming to a close and we all know what that means–it’s time to talk taxes. No, really! While tax policy may not be first thing that comes to mind when we think of the month of... Read More
New, Family-Centered Coaching at SparkPoint Centers
By: Nicole Harden & Madison Priest
United Way Bay Area’s (UWBA) financial stability program SparkPoint is in an exciting moment of growth and change. In addition to expanding our impact at community colleges and planning a replication toolkit, UWBA is rolling out a new,... Read More
Looking Back, Moving Forward
By: Kevin Zwick
Just after the 2020 Presidential election, United Way Bay Area issued a statement affirming our values as an organization. We acknowledged a more urgent need to end systemic racism, poverty, and injustice as we work to bridge divides... Read More
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