Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

The Golden State Stimulus Prioritizes Relief Efforts with CalEITC

California just passed a historic stimulus package that will inject much needed resources into communities most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way Bay Area has been tracking the stimulus negotiations and we are encouraged about a...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Toast for a Cause: A Galentine’s Day Celebration

The COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place has left many of us craving in-person connection as we navigate a virtual world. Meeting new people and bonding over shared values has been difficult. That challenge is what United Way...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Looking Forward

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...

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Housing | Impact | United Way Bay Area

Racial Equity & Housing in the Bay Area

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...

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COVID-19 | Impact | United Way Bay Area

COVID-19 Community Relief: Our Impact

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...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

United Way Bay Area 2020 Voter Guide

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...

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Advocacy | Education | Impact

Living our mission at the ballot box–yes on 15

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...

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Impact | Poverty | United Way Bay Area

Meeting the Moment in the Fight Against Poverty

Stepping into the role of CEO of United Way Bay Area takes my professional journey full circle, as we collectively meet this moment in history. Right now fire fighters across our region continue to battle blazes in the...

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

Why Philanthropy Matters to Real People

Rose Brantley has lived in her Cupertino apartment complex for over 21 years. In nearly all that time, the 78-year-old West Valley resident worked just a few blocks away at the Hilton Garden Inn as a food server...

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Impact | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Volunteers are a critical part of United Way Bay Area’s mission to help break the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area. COVID-19 is affecting us all and we’re committed to providing volunteer opportunities for those who want...

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